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Falcons wide receiver/returner Devin Hester active against Panthers despite ankle injury


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver/returner Devin Hester is active and will play against the Carolina Panthers after being listed as questionable on the injury report with an ankle injury.

The Panthers (3-6-1) host the Falcons (3-6) on Sunday.

Atlanta's inactive players include quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, offensive tackles Jonathan Scott and Cameron Bradford, defensive end Cliff Matthews, linebacker Tyler Starr and cornerback Javier Arenas.

The Panthers will be without a pair of injured starters in defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (ankle) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee). Colin Cole gets the start for Lotulelei, while Trai Turner will fill in for Silatolu.

Carolina's other inactives include running back Chris Ogbonnaya, cornerback Bene Benwikere, safety Robert Lester, offensive tackles Mike Remmers and David Foucault.

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