Falcons’ DeCoud to miss game against Redskins

The Atlanta Falcons have ruled out safety Thomas DeCoud and

running back Antone Smith for Sunday’s game against Washington.

DeCoud missed practice all week after leaving last week’s game

at Green Bay with a concussion. Rookie Zeke Motta is expected to

make his first start against the Redskins.

The Falcons are expected to have three rookie starters in their

secondary with Motta and cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert


Smith also was held out Friday with a knee injury.

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