The Falcons haven’t ruled wide receiver Roddy White out for Week Nine’s game against the Panthers, but it’s looking like they’ll wind up doing it for the third straight week eventually.
Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that White missed practice on Thursday, the second straight day he’s missed this week and it’s closing in on a month since he’s been on a football field at all. It’s hard to believe that the Falcons would put White on the field this weekend if he did make it back to practice on Friday.
Not that there’s any sign that White will be back on Friday. The veteran wideout already played the first few weeks of the season on a severely sprained ankle and there’s not much reason to do the same with his injured hamstring now that the Falcons are 2-5 with their chances of a turnaround hindered by several other injuries on the roster.
Harry Douglas will continue to be the man at wideout for the Falcons and his performance in the last two games without White and Julio Jones has been one of the few bright spots for the Falcons this season.