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Report: Roddy White “50-50, at best” to play in Week Seven

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The Falcons may return from their bye without either one of their starting wide receivers.

Julio Jones‘ season may be over because of a foot injury and Roddy White’s consecutive games played streak is in jeopardy again because of a hamstring injury. White, who has been severely limited by an ankle injury through the first five weeks, was forced out of Monday night’s loss to the Jets and coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that the team’s waiting to see how things progress over the bye week.

“Roddy did injure his hamstring last night and wasn’t able to return to the game,” Smith said, via the team’s website. “Saw him this morning and spoke with him this morning, and we will have to see how that thing turns around over the next few days.”

Jason Cole of National Football Post reports that White is “50-50, at best” to play against Tampa in Week Seven as a result of the injury. After watching a hobbled White serve as little more than a decoy to this point in the season, the Falcons should be open to resting White until he’s much closer to 100 percent whether or not Jones is going to be in the lineup.

If both receivers are out, Atlanta will have Harry Douglas, Drew Davis and Kevin Cone on the roster at receiver.

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19 Responses to “Report: Roddy White “50-50, at best” to play in Week Seven”
  1. stainlineho says: Oct 9, 2013 7:07 AM

    And another wheel comes off….

    WHO DAT

  2. my2cents277 says: Oct 9, 2013 7:24 AM

    If the Falcons end up dropping 2 out of the next 3, they can pretty much throw in the towel for this season.. I still can’t figure out what is going on with the Steelers, Giants, and Falcons this season… This is turning out to be a very very weird NFL season and I still can’t figure it out.. Hopefully this is just an off season and not a sign of things to come..

  3. eagleswin says: Oct 9, 2013 7:28 AM

    Thank god their plan to use an injured Roddy White as a decoy for the first 5 weeks worked out and didn’t create further opportunities for him to be injured. They won all those games where he played injured correct? lol

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 9, 2013 7:53 AM

    Sad season for Roddy. For folks that think that the 3rd preseason game is important–the final “dress rehearsal” or whatever, remember Roddy White. His season is basically crap because of injuring his ankle in that game. Until the games count, if I’m a GM, I’m telling my coaches to forget about starting any 1′s in preseason. Not putting my Million-dollar investments in harms way in meaningless games.

  5. britishteeth says: Oct 9, 2013 8:15 AM

    Atlanta Falcons: “4-12 at best”

  6. jbeagles23 says: Oct 9, 2013 8:25 AM

    Watching Atlanta play this season they look very cautious in their approach. Like it was a guarantee they’d be in the playoffs and they could amp up the pressure at that time. The whole idea of that hurry up but still snapping the ball at the end of the play clock just to throw a 6 yard pass to Gonzalez makes no sense

  7. asseenonokra says: Oct 9, 2013 8:30 AM

    Roddy White is the anti-Julio Jones.

  8. eagleswin says: Oct 9, 2013 8:39 AM

    johnnyjagfan says:
    Oct 9, 2013 7:53 AM
    Sad season for Roddy. For folks that think that the 3rd preseason game is important–the final “dress rehearsal” or whatever, remember Roddy White. His season is basically crap because of injuring his ankle in that game. Until the games count, if I’m a GM, I’m telling my coaches to forget about starting any 1′s in preseason. Not putting my Million-dollar investments in harms way in meaningless games.

    =========

    Wrong. His season is crap because they allowed an injured player to play as a decoy. If Roddy had not played the first 4 games he would probably be fully healthy by now.

  9. reverendoracle says: Oct 9, 2013 8:39 AM

    The Falcons season is over. Who would have thought 2013 would be the year Mike Smith decided to follow Bobby Petrino’s footsteps. What’s next? Will Mike Smith buy a Harley and go joy riding with a coed?

  10. geniusry says: Oct 9, 2013 8:47 AM

    “my2cents277 says: Oct 9, 2013 7:24 AM

    If the Falcons end up dropping 2 out of the next 3, they can pretty much throw in the towel for this season.. I still can’t figure out what is going on with the Steelers, Giants, and Falcons this season… This is turning out to be a very very weird NFL season and I still can’t figure it out.. Hopefully this is just an off season and not a sign of things to come..”
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    What you are seeing here is 3 teams that have failed to address specific roster needs. With the Steelers and Giants you have aging rosters with no real youth developing behind them. With the Falcons, you have a team with an awful offensive line that wasn’t addressed in the draft or the off season. They have also been neglecting their defense for the last few years failing to add any type of play maker. It’s just bad management all around.

  11. kremis says: Oct 9, 2013 9:08 AM

    “50/50 at best”
    which is about the same as percentage as the Steelers playing this weekend!

  12. starderup says: Oct 9, 2013 9:58 AM

    This team has fallen back into the bad habit that cost Dan Reeves his job – repeatedly running up the middle when there is absolutely no chance. It is one thing to take a shot at the opposing team’s strength (Jets up the middle), but it is another to do it time after time when it clearly will not work.

  13. tubad4ya says: Oct 9, 2013 9:58 AM

    The Falcons are like fancy sprinkles and icing, but no cake. The lack of skilled line players on both sides and absence of depth has exposed the shortcomings badly.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 9, 2013 10:35 AM

    With the 5th pick in the 2014 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select…

  15. sbc85 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:54 AM

    my2cents277 says:
    Oct 9, 2013 7:24 AM
    If the Falcons end up dropping 2 out of the next 3, they can pretty much throw in the towel for this season.. I still can’t figure out what is going on with the Steelers, Giants, and Falcons this season… This is turning out to be a very very weird NFL season and I still can’t figure it out.. Hopefully this is just an off season and not a sign of things to come..

    ===

    I don’t know what’s up with the Giants/Steelers either, but from what I’ve seen of the Falcons, they have been very fortunate the past few years not to suffer a lot of injuries. This year they are not so lucky, and as it turns out they have not built up very good depth. The names of the WRs they have without Jones and White shows that. Trading 5 picks for Julio Jones in 2011 didn’t help that. While going 0-4 in the preseason didn’t mean they were going to be bad, it might have indicated something about the quality of their backups, who they are now having to use.

  16. torontofalcon says: Oct 9, 2013 12:53 PM

    That’s a wrap people, Jake Mathews or Jadaveon Clowny are gonna look great in that red and black

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:27 PM

    What a wuss.

    But Saints fans have returned with a vengeance with their annoying antics. God I hope the Seahawks bury them and finish with the best record in the NFC. We’ll see who’s screaming “WHO DAT” then.

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:31 PM

    The Falcons don’t have any real glaring differences from last season. Weatherspoon being out, and Biermann out for season certainly doesn’t help, because they are major playmakers. They are hurting without Steve Jackson. Jones and White being hurt isn’t a plus, but the majority of Atlanta’s good fortune last year is now gone. Those games that they won on last drives at the ends of games last season? They’re losing them now. That’s the only difference.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:34 PM

    The Giants’ problems are manifold. The offensive line went from the best in the league to the worst in four years. The pass rush went from the best of the league to the worst (and slowest) in two years. Everyone on the Giants defense who isn’t out for the season is slow, not impactful and the Giants offense is predictable. Opposing defensive coordinators, even people on their couch correctly guess what Gilbride’s next play will be and where it will be going 80% of the time. Add to that subpar execution, and there you have why the Giants are 0-5.

    Steelers have truly gotten old defensively, and while their fans love to bristle and bring up 6 rings whenever someone (Sapp, and other people who know what they are watching), it is true. Then they have a bad offensive line and no real WR threats. A bunch of 2nd and 3rd WRs out there, and too many glaring holes to fill.

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