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Falcons try to fill void left by injured starters

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons are trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.

With defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and center Todd McClure sidelined, the Falcons (0-1) won't be at full strength Sunday night when the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) visit the Georgia Dome.

The good news for Atlanta, however, is that fullback Ovie Mughelli and defensive tackle Corey Peters haven't missed practice this week and seem nearly recovered from knee injuries.

Mughelli left last week's season-opening loss at Chicago with a knee injury and did not return.

Peters, a 15-game starter as a rookie in 2010, did not dress because of a knee injury suffered in preseason. His return helps offset the absence of Babineaux, a full-time starter over the last six years.

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