Atlanta Falcons star WR Roddy White missed the first game of his career last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Falcons were able to prevail despite also missing starting running back Steven Jackson for yet another week. It wasn’t a surprise to see the Falcons win, though, because Matt Ryan is playing at such a high level this season, and Harry Douglas did an excellent job breaking out as the de facto No. 1 WR. Plus, the Buccaneers can only be described as an organization possesses by the throes of sickening dysfunction. The #FireSchiano hastags will only grow as each loss piles up in the win column.
But on to some good news for Falcons fans that doesn’t involve an NFC South rival. ESPN NFL Nation’s Vaughn McClure reports that while White’s practice status is “unclear” at this point, the 31-year-old wideout “looks better”, based on what McClure has observed from the way White is walking in the locker room. There have been little updates on White’s status prior to this one, so it will be interesting to see what beat writers say about his practice status.
Roddy White could very well play this week against the Arizona Cardinals, and Steven Jackson is expected to make his return following a hamstring injury in Week 2. White’s return would be huge, so we’ll see how things develop for him as the week rolls onward.