With Week 8 now in the books, the teams of the NFC South are dealing with some additional injury issues.
The Atlanta Falcons lost linebacker Sean Witherspoon to an ankle injury in the fourth quarter, and he did not return to the game. Witherspoon has started all seven games for Atlanta this season and has 52 tackles, including three sacks. His status for Week 9 is unknown at this point. Atlanta also lost defensive tackle Vance Walker to a head injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett suffered an ankle injury late in his team's 36-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday, and while his status is uncertain, head coach Greg Schiano did not appear overly concerned about the injury after the game. Bennett leads the Bucs in sacks with five.
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards suffered an ankle injury on Sunday and will be more extensively evaluated on Monday. Edwards has started seven games in 2012 and has 26 tackles, including 4.5 sacks.