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         === Falcons term Abraham questionable for NFC Championship ===
 
 Atlanta,  GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was
 on  the practice field for a third straight day on Friday, though the team has
 still listed him as questionable on the final injury report for this weekend's
 NFC Championship Game matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.
 
 Abraham left last Sunday's victory over Seattle in the Divisional Round during
 the second quarter after aggravating an existing left ankle injury. Head coach
 Mike  Smith said after  the game that the veteran pass rusher was held out for
 precautionary  reasons,  however, and  Abraham  has  been a  limited  practice
 participant all throughout this past week.
 
 The  13-year-veteran,  who led  Atlanta with  10 sacks  and six forced fumbles
 during the regular season, initially hurt the ankle in the team's Week 17 tilt
 against Tampa Bay on Dec. 30.
 
 Defensive  tackle Jonathan Babineaux is questionable as well due to a shoulder
 issue, though he also put in a third straight limited practice on Friday.
 
 Linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot), safety William Moore (hand) and cornerback
 Chris  Owens (hamstring)  are  all  probable to  face  the  49ers in  Sunday's
 conference title game.
 
 
 
 01/18 17:07:29 ET