Once the Falcons finally decided to sit Roddy White to get him healthy, they decided to ensure he's 100% healthy before they let him back on the field.
Roddy didn't practice much this week, so it's not a surprise that he's been officially declared out for the upcoming game. The Falcons will once again roll with Harry Douglas, Darius Johnson, Drew Davis, Kevin Cone and Brian Robiskie at wide receiver. They're likely to have a tougher time with that quintet against the Cardinals, so we'll have to hope Tony Gonzalez and Levine Toilolo can make some noise.
Jason Snelling and Stephen Nicholas have also been ruled out, so the Falcons will have a slightly depleted group of linebackers and running backs. Oh, and Akeem Dent and Sam Baker? Big question marks.
Akeem Dent (ankle) also questionable along with Baker.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 25, 2013
The rest of the injury report is sunnier. Steven Jackson is probable, as are Corey Peters and Robert Alford. Getting Steven Jackson back should provide a nice little boost, while Peters and Alford are integral pieces for the defense. The biggest outstanding question?
Smith also wouldn't commit to which player would start at RT -- Trueblood or Holmes -- if Sam Baker is back starting at left tackle.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 25, 2013
Hoo boy. Thoughts on the injuries?