Falcons CB Williams is doubtful for playoff game

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Williams is listed as doubtful
with an injured left knee for Saturday’s NFC divisional game
against Green Bay.

Williams, Atlanta’s primary nickel back and a ninth-year
veteran, was injured in the regular season finale win over
Carolina. If Williams can’t play, Christopher Owens will take his

Owens ended last season as a left-side starter for Atlanta, but
lost the job to Brent Grimes in training camp. He was the primary
nickel back until Williams replaced him before a home victory over
Tampa Bay on Nov. 7.

Williams underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee in
October 2009 and missed the rest of the season. Owens took his
starting spot.

The Falcons (13-3) are the NFC’s top seed. Green Bay (11-6)
advanced with a wild-card win last week at Philadelphia.

After practice Friday, Atlanta listed receiver Roddy White
(knee), defensive end John Abraham (groin), defensive tackle
Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), middle linebacker Curtis Lofton
(limited) and safety Thomas DeCoud (ankle) as questionable.

Green Bay listed linebacker Clay Matthews (shin), cornerback
Charles Woodson (toe) receiver Donald Driver (knee), offensive
tackles Chad Clifton (knees) and Bryan Bulaga (shoulder),
linebacker Diyral Briggs (ankle) and defensive ends Cullen Jenkins
(calf) and Ryan Pickett (shin) as probable.

Linebacker Frank Zombo is out with a knee injury. Safety Atari
Bigby (groin), running back Korey Hall (knee) and center Jason
Spitz (calf) are questionable.