If you're holding out for Roddy White returning to the field this weekend, maybe don't read this. If you want good news about Jason Snelling, read this.
The Falcons are practicing for the Panthers today, and as anticipated there's some guys returning to practice. The good news is that Sam Baker, Akeem Dent and Jason Snelling all are practicing, which increases the chances they'll be on the field against the Panthers. Whatever your feelings on Baker—I'd prefer to roll with Lamar Holmes at left tackle, given the need to develop him—if he's healthy he can only help this line.
#Falcons coach Mike Smith doesn't believe the blocking issues are from a lack of effort. pic.twitter.com/Nv0JjdnpYY— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) October 31, 2013
The only guy still missing is Roddy White, who didn't practice again but was spotted wearing his hat:
Roddy after practice pic.twitter.com/ZdMExwRBlq— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 31, 2013
Also, he might be limited if he does come back, which I'd like to avoid entirely:
If White returns he will be limited, Smith said— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 31, 2013
If I had to guess, I'd say Baker makes his return but Roddy misses another week. That'll mean more chances for Drew Davis and Darius Johnson to prove themselves against a Panthers secondary that isn't as strong as the Buccaneers' or the Cardinals'. Let's hope they can do great things.