FLOWERY BRANCH — Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White suffered a minor knee injury and was held out of practice on Wednesday.
He’s expected to return to practice on Thursday, according to head coach Mike Smith.
White, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ribs) and William Moore (hamstring) did not practice.
White and Babineaux played against Carolina last Sunday, while Moore was held out. Veteran Chris Hope started for Moore at strong safety.
Also, left tackle Sam Baker (hand), left guard Justin Blalock (elbow), wide receiver Harry Douglas (ribs) and cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) were limited in practice.
It was Samuel’s first day back at practice since the Falcons played the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 29. He was in the game for three plays against the Saints. He didn’t play at all against Carolina, but was available for emergency duty.
For the Giants, running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a sprained knee, which could keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Falcons.
Bradshaw was in a group of seven players that did not practice on Wednesday. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), linebacker Michael Boley (back), wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back), safety Kenny Phillips (knee) and safety Tyler Sash (hamstring) did not practice.
Center David Bass (shoulder) and tight end Travis Beckum (knee) were limited in practice.
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