FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Michael Jenkins, who missed the first two games with a shoulder injury, returned to practice on Wednesday.
Wide receivers Eric Weems and Harry Douglas have started in Jenkins’ spot. Douglas started against Pittsburgh and Weems made his first career start against Arizona.
Jenkins injured his shoulder in the team’s scrimmage at North Gwinnett High School on Aug. 6.
With Jenkins out of the lineup, Roddy White has gotten off to a fast start this season. He’s tied for the league lead with 20 receptions.
White believes that teams are going to start rolling coverage his way, which should open up things for other receivers.
Jenkins is entering his seventh season in the NFL. He was originally drafted by the Falcons as the second of two first round picks in 2004. The 6-4, 214 pound wide receiver has 54 career starts and has played in 92 games.
The team would did not reveal if he suffered a separated shoulder or if it was dislocated.