Williams active for Panthers

Updated: November 15, 2009, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams was in the starting lineup against Atlanta despite a sore left knee.

The Falcons were without starting left tackle Sam Baker, No. 2 running back Jerious Norwood and receiver Brian Finneran on Sunday, while receivers Roddy White and Michael Jenkins were active.

Williams was questionable after missing two of three practices last week. Receiver Muhsin Muhammad returned after missing two games with a knee injury, while fullback Brad Hoover (ankle) was sidelined again.

Will Svitek started for Baker, while the Falcons got better news about their receivers. White was questionable with a sore knee, while Jenkins was added to the injury report Saturday with an illness.


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