The Falcons offense was without two of their starters at practice on Wednesday.
Wide receiver Roddy White and left tackle Sam Baker were both on the sideline when the Falcons got started on their preparation for Sunday afternoon’s game in Miami.
White’s still being bothered by the sprained ankle that’s been plaguing him for more than a month. White has played in each of the first two Falcons games and was on the field for a little more than half the snaps in the Week Two victory over the Rams. He’s clearly limited, though, and the Falcons will likely continue to keep him out of practice if the intent is to have him active on Sundays.
Baker was questionable for last week’s game with a knee injury, but, like White, he was able to play in the game. Baker, again like White, hasn’t looked 100 percent to this point in the season, something that is less than ideal for a player at such an important position on the line.
With linebacker Sean Weatherspoon going on injured reserve with the ability to return and defensive end Kroy Biermann on the season-ending variety, the Falcons are dealing with injury issues on both sides of the ball.