Coach Mike Smith said Friday that he expects the same, but the team is hedging its bets a little bit. They’ll list White as questionable on the final injury report of the week, giving him a 50/50 chance of playing even though Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Smith plans on having White in the lineup barring a setback that hasn’t popped up during White’s full week of practice.
Assuming White avoids that setback, he’ll get a chance to renew unpleasantries with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman is underwhelmed by the challenge that White will provide on Sunday, so we’ll see if White can muster up a strong response in his first game action since a Week Four loss to the Jets.
Left tackle Sam Baker (knee), defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee) and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (quad) are also questionable for a Falcons team that may be limited to playing spoiler to teams like the Seahawks the rest of the way.