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Joe Haden, DeMarco Murray headline early game NFL inactive lists

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Julio Jones gets flexible against Cary Williams. (Getty Images)

Wide receiver Julio Jones is active and will play for the Atlanta Falcons, despite missing all of last week's practices due to a sprained ankle. Jones is third on the Falcons with 44 receptions, but is second on the club with 703 yards and five touchdown receptions.

How much Jones plays will be determined during the game, which means Harry Douglas could see increased playing time.

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (oblique) and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (foot) were not as fortunate as Jones. Both players were considered to be "game-time decisions" on Sunday, but neither will play.

While Murray had hoped to play on Sunday, with the Cowboys playing on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, holding him out of today's game is the prudent approach. Haden's absence in the Browns secondary somewhat mitigates the loss of Murray to the Cowboys' backfield, as Tony Romo could look to throw more as Cleveland's top cornerback is out.

Key players giving it a go despite being limited by injuries include Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (ankle) and wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), who had been listed as "questionable". Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) returns to the lineup for the first time since Oct. 7.  Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels returns after missing last Sunday night's 13-6 win over the Chicago Bears with a back injury.

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

Arizona: QB Kevin Kolb, WR LaRon Byrd, TE Todd Heap, G Senio Kelemete, G/T Pat McQuistan, DE Calais Campbell, LB Jamaal Westerman

Atlanta: QB Dominique Davis, WR Kevin Cone, OT Lamar Holmes, G Phillipkeith Manley, DT Travian Robertson, LB Sean Weatherspoon, S Charles Mitchell

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay: RB Michael Smith, WR Chris Owusu, DT Corvey Irvin, DT Matthew Masifilo, LB Najee Goode, CB Danny Gorrer, S Keith Tandy

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR David Gettis, G Jeremy Bridges, OT Bruce Campbell, DE Antwan Applewhite, LB Jason Williams, S D.J. Campbell

Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys

Cleveland: RB Brandon Jackson, FB Owen Marecic, G Jarrod Shaw, DT Ronnie Cameron, CB Joe Haden, CB Dimitri Patterson, S Raymond Ventrone

Dallas: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Andre Holmes, C/G David Arkin, OC Phil Costa, OC Ryan Cook, DE Sean Lissemore, CB Mike Jenkins

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Green Bay: WR Greg Jennings, WR Jarrett Boykin, TE Andrew Quarless, LB Clay Matthews, LB Terrell Manning, CB Sam Shields, S Charles Woodson

Detroit: QB Kellen Moore, WR Brian Robiskie, OT Jason Fox, OT Corey Hilliard, DT Corey Williams, DE Ronnell Lewis, S Louis Delmas

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

Jacksonville: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, FB Greg Jones, C/G Steve Vallos, DT Jeris Pendelton, DT D'Anthony Smith, CB Rashean Mathis, S Dwight Lowery

Houston: RB Ben Tate, OT Andrew Gardner, G Brandon Brooks, G Cody White, NT Shaun Cody, CB Roc Carmichael, CB Brandon Harris

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs

Cincinnati: WR Marvin Jones, WR Andrew Hawkins, TE Richard Quinn, DT Devon Still, DT Brandon Thompson, CB Jason Allen, S Reggie Nelson

Kansas City: QB Ricky Stanzi, RB Cyrus Gray, WR Jon Baldwin, G Jon Asamoah, C Ryan Lilja, NT Jerrell Powe, S Tysyn Hartman

New York Jets at St. Louis Rams

NY Jets: QB Greg McElroy, TE Hayden Smith, G Hayworth Hicks, G Caleb Schlauderaff, DT Damon Harrison, LB Marcus Dowtin

*The Jets have 52 players on their active roster, therefore are only required to list six players on their inactive list.

St. Louis: QB Austin Davis, RB Terrance Ganaway, FB Brit Miller, WR Steve Smith, G/T Chris Williams, DT Matt Conrath, S Darian Stewart

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

Philadelphia: QB Michael Vick, RB Chris Polk, WR Jason Avant, WR Mardy Gilyard, OT Nate Menkin, DE Vinny Curry, DE Phillip Hunt

Washington: QB Rex Grossman, WR Dezmon Briscoe, G Maurice Hurt, G Adam Gettis, DE Doug Worthington, LB Mario Addison, CB Jack Crawford

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