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Rookie TE Quarless starts against Falcons in place of injured Lee


ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookie Andrew Quarless is starting at tight end for Green Bay against the Atlanta Falcons with Donald Lee inactive.

Lee was not included on the Packers' injury report. Left tackle Chad Clifton (knee) is starting.

Falcons defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, who started last week at St. Louis, is inactive with starter John Abraham returning from a groin injury.

Also inactive for the Falcons are defensive tackle Trey Lewis, tight end Michael Palmer, running back Antone Smith, cornerback Dominique Franks and offensive linemen Garrett Reynolds and Mike Johnson. John Parker Wilson is the third quarterback.

Green Bay backup safety Anthony Smith (ankle) is inactive. Also inactive are safety Atari Bigby, defensive end Jarius Wynn, linebacker Diyral Briggs, running back James Starks and offensive linemen Nick McDonald and Marshall Newhouse.

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