Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said last week that the team is missing an identity through six weeks of the season.
They’re also missing White. The team got back on the practice field following their bye on Tuesday and D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that White was not able to join them. White picked up a hamstring injury in the Week Five loss to the Jets that reportedly left him as a “50-50 shot, at best” to play in Week Seven against the Buccaneers. That would end his consecutive games played streak at 133, although the five games this season have hardly been stellar thanks to the high ankle sprain that severely limited White before he hurt his hamstring.
Running back Steven Jackson also wasn’t at practice, one day after coach Mike Smith said he had no update on the condition of the veteran’s hamstring. Jackson has been out since the second week of the season, and his inability to practice suggests his absence will continue.
Left tackle Sam Baker was also a non-participant for the Falcons. Baker has missed two of the last three games, although the Falcons line has struggled with and without him this season.