Atlanta Falcons: Roddy White is game-time decision vs. Giants

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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34 comments Add your comment

Elvis is Alive

December 13th, 2012
3:57 pm

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December 13th, 2012
4:06 pm

He wouldn’t miss this game.


December 13th, 2012
4:21 pm

roddy, willymo, and asante better play or we will lose


December 13th, 2012
4:49 pm

Let him sit, we’re better off without him, the Giants would shut him down anyway. We don’t need to show them anything more than a vanilla offense this time. If we face them in the playoffs, we can unleash our offense like we did last week!


Answer This

December 13th, 2012
5:11 pm

Whoever you are your BS is old get a life! We know you are not Esquire you frigging moron. You got something to say have the fudging balls to use your real name coward!

King Falcon

December 13th, 2012
5:15 pm


You moron are you even a Falcons fan? Do you understand what an important part of an offense Roddy is? The guy is a top reciever in the NFL. He is an ELITE WR. Quit saying stupid stuff.


December 13th, 2012
5:23 pm

I’m not saying he’s not elite, but the thought has crossed my mind recently. What I am saying is, that if he’s not 100%, he’s going to be shut down. You guys are the Peeshwanks if you can’t make that extrapolation.


December 13th, 2012
5:30 pm

@Answer This: Listen up PEESHWANK, I go to their site and pretend to be one of them by hijacking their blog handles. It’s a lot of fun! Besides my mother castrated me years ago! Why do you think I’m always cheering around here like a girl?


December 13th, 2012
5:31 pm

The great user-name thieves are suddenly advocating using one’s own moniker? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!


December 13th, 2012
5:39 pm

Julio get ready to be double teamed all day. Roddy will be mostly a decoy. He has been incredibly durable during his entire career.

KC Falcon

December 13th, 2012
5:47 pm

Hey moderator- time to shut the duma$$ hijacker down. Choke’s many alia$$es- Good night now.


December 13th, 2012
6:05 pm

No Roddy needs to man up and play, my FF team needs him to step up this weekend :)


December 13th, 2012
6:06 pm

Rowdy has NEVER missed a game since he was drafted. Doubt he misses this one. If he does…then he definately needs the rest


December 13th, 2012
6:07 pm

When all else fails, blame MCR!

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December 13th, 2012
7:03 pm

JSS, its obvious you’re the Esquire impostor……funny how you “just happened to be here” when it was going on…..get over yourself,you’re not that smart


December 13th, 2012
7:04 pm

Awe come on man, I was just having some fun !


December 13th, 2012
7:15 pm

No, obviously your wrong… See that is the beauty of idiots who never think it is stupid to allow people to steal user-names when it is someone you don’t agree with… And as the (FAKE) JSS at 7:04PM proves it equal opportunity because folks have allowed the AJC Blogs to devolve to this level…

A lack of the ability to use punctuation, hey that’s not “fun!”


December 13th, 2012
7:16 pm

Roddy & Asante will surely play. Will Roddy be a decoy? Interesting idea. Let’s just hope Asante doesn’t play like a decoy.


December 13th, 2012
7:18 pm

@ 7:03PM
And get a grip on yourself… Why impersonate a bunch of crazy people when you can just watch them canniablog themselves like 6 year olds on the playground!


December 13th, 2012
7:24 pm

Misspelled or misused the word”awe” too. Awe-as in an overwhelming emotion, as opposed to “aw, shucks”, since the blog has obviously devolved into something other than a discussion about how we are going to open up a can of whupa$$ on the Giants this Sunday.


December 13th, 2012
7:37 pm


Since you’ve made it quite clear you despise Arthur Blank, are no longer a Falcon fan, and consistenly disparage anthing or any player Falcon releted, tell us, what is your purpose and intent participating on Atlanta Falcon blogs?

Be honest!


December 13th, 2012
7:45 pm

Oh god, not that one again!

Not playing or even entertaining you… You’ve spread enough of your fantasy insinuations and falsehood regarding my intentions for a couple of lifetimes… See you after the annual collapse, until then as I said when pulled your “I’m a Blog Man” stunt on Schultz’s blog back in September, just waiting it out… See ya (hopefully never)!


December 13th, 2012
7:57 pm


To whom is your 7:45 pm comment intended?


December 13th, 2012
7:59 pm

You, Larry, go away… Plenty of folks for you to spare with, not even starting it with you…


December 13th, 2012
8:02 pm

Why is it so that you hope for the Falcons “collapse?”


December 13th, 2012
8:03 pm

Oh let me clean up “spar” before the 6 year olds pounce…

old falc

December 13th, 2012
8:23 pm

roddy white is the real deal a great w/r


December 13th, 2012
11:16 pm

no worries Matt was not going to have time to throw the Ball anyway, it is not like the Falcons are expexted to win. COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I am sure the falcoons will at least get a FG and score more points than last time


December 13th, 2012
11:38 pm

Sit Roddy White down! Better to miss one or two games than the playoffs!

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December 14th, 2012
6:02 am

If he can go it would help the team with his experience, If not, next man up. Drew Davis or Cone will have to run great routes and know their assignments.


December 14th, 2012
8:57 am

Harry Douglas could step up but I am betting that Roddy sees a lot of action on Sunday.

NFC South Champs

December 15th, 2012
8:43 pm

crush the giants and sweep the nfc east