The Falcons may return from their bye without either one of their starting wide receivers.
Julio Jones’ season may be over because of a foot injury and Roddy White’s consecutive games played streak is in jeopardy again because of a hamstring injury. White, who has been severely limited by an ankle injury through the first five weeks, was forced out of Monday night’s loss to the Jets and coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that the team’s waiting to see how things progress over the bye week.
“Roddy did injure his hamstring last night and wasn’t able to return to the game,” Smith said, via the team’s website. “Saw him this morning and spoke with him this morning, and we will have to see how that thing turns around over the next few days.”
Jason Cole of National Football Post reports that White is “50-50, at best” to play against Tampa in Week Seven as a result of the injury. After watching a hobbled White serve as little more than a decoy to this point in the season, the Falcons should be open to resting White until he’s much closer to 100 percent whether or not Jones is going to be in the lineup.
If both receivers are out, Atlanta will have Harry Douglas, Drew Davis and Kevin Cone on the roster at receiver.