Steven Jackson, Roddy White absent at Falcons practice

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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.

10 responses to “Steven Jackson, Roddy White absent at Falcons practice

  1. Oh Boy! The BUCS might just win a game this season due to every weapon the Falcons have being injured.

    That is tough, especially when everyone had such high expectations.

  2. The Saints still have their offense in tact, yeah? Falcons are missing two of the best WR’s in the game, a 3 down RB, and offensive line help. Just sayin’…

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    Injuries have killed the Falcons 2013 season.


    Injuries killed the Packers 2010 season…how’d that work out

  4. You forgot a starting DE / LB Biermann, our pro-bowl OLB Weatherspoon, starting FB Ewing, our starting RT heading into camp Johnson, our starting MLB Dent, and Asante Samuel has missed most of the games so far too.

    That’s on top of the ones you listed: Best WR in the league Jones, Top 10 WR White, Probowl RB Jackson, starting LT Baker.

    Yeah, the Saints have NOT been hit by injuries like this.

  5. Atlanta should be on the phone with Joe Banner in Clev ASAP.

    He’s flashed, but more importantly he’s also one failed drug test away from a 1 year suspension. JUST having come off a suspension.

    A 3-5th rounder for Josh Gordon sounds about right. Cleveland gets trid of a headache and ATL saves its season.

    If ATL doesn’t trade for a decent WR they have officially thrown in the towel for the season.

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