Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) will be sidelined for the Sunday game against the Buccaneers.
Kuechly will miss a third straight game, but he has a good chance to return after the Week 5 bye. That being said, recovery from concussions is tough to predict, so his availability at that point shouldn't be taken for granted.
Robenson Therezie will likely join the starting lineup alongside William Moore, who is back to his old ways as a stud IDP. Allen could be a decent option in his own right once he returns, after notching 17 tackles (15 solo) and an interception over the first three weeks of the season.
Freeman returned to a full practice Friday, after logging limited time the previous two sessions. With Tevin Coleman (ribs) out, Freeman figures to dominate the snaps and touches for a second straight week, coming off a 141-yard, three-touchdown showing against the Cowboys.
Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With Hester yet to play this season, Nick Williams and Eric Weems have provided depth behind the trio of Julio Jones, Roddy White and Leonard Hankerson. Once healthy, Hester will likely be the No. 4 wide receiver, in addition to handling punt and kickoff returns. Weems has done a mediocre job as the return man through three games.
Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Levine Toilolo will likely step in as the primary tight end in an offense that mostly ignores the position. Tamme has eight catches and 11 targets in three games, after Toilolo caught just 31 passes on 54 targets as a 16-game starter last year.