Falcons without Roddy White and Steven Jackson this week

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There’s a good reason the Falcons aren’t interested in trading Tony Gonzalez — because Matt Ryan has to have someone to throw the ball to.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Falcons will be without both wide receiver Roddy White and running back Steven Jackson this week against the Buccaneers. Coupled with the season-ending foot injury suffered by Julio Jones, it gives the Falcons a severe lack of skill-position options.

That’s going to make a matchup between the 1-4 Falcons and the 0-5 Bucs look like the fourth quarter of a preseason game, and make it hard for the Falcons to score enough points to make up for the points they can’t stop others from scoring.

The team has since confirmed the news, and also ruled out left tackle Sam Baker and Chase Coffman.