FLOWERY BRANCH–Falcons wide receiver Roddy White sat out practice again today and coach Mike Smith said he probably won’t test his injured knee until just before Sunday’s game against the Giants.
“Roddy felt much better today than he did yesterday,” Smith said. “We are going to be very cautious with Roddy in terms of getting ready for the ball game. He probably will not do a whole lot on Friday or Saturday and then we will get him out there on Sunday and see where he’s at. But it’s hard to keep Roddy White out of a football game.”
Falcons safety William Moore (hamstring) also sat out practice today. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), wide receiver Harry Douglas (ribs) and cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) were limited.
Samuel missed last Sunday’s game at Carolina but said he had a “good day of practice” on Wednesday. He stopped short of declaring himself ready to play against the Giants.
“We will see how it goes,” Samuel said. “I am working every day to get right.”
Samuel played just three snaps against the Saints before bowing out.
“I’m not going to go into detail with it but the injury was just holding me back and restricting me from playing the way I play,” Samuel said. “So I wasn’t able to go through it and so we just try to give it as much rest as possible.”
The Giants players who sat out practice today with injuries were cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), linebacker Michael Boley (back), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot), and safeties Kenny Phillips (knee) and Tyler Sash (hamstring).
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