The banged-up Falcons have ruled out left tackle Sam Baker (kneefoot problems) for Sunday's game at Miami, raising the number of Atlanta starters sidelined to injuries compared to last week to five.
The Falcons also listed cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh) and wide receivers Roddy White (knee) and Julio Jones (knee) as questionable.
Samuel was inactive for the season opener and played only seven plays last week before leaving the game. On Thursday, head coach Mike Smith was optimistic that Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowler, could play against the Dolphins.
On Tuesday, Smith ruled out running back Steven Jackson with a hamstring injury, one that could keep him out for the Falcons' nationally televised clash with the Patriots (Sept. 29).
On Tuesday, Atlanta also placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (foot) on injured reservedesignated to return, meaning he won't be eligible to return until Week 11 (against Tampa Bay).
On Monday, the Falcons placed defensive endoutside linebacker Kroy...