Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will sit out his first game ever in his nine-year career this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Placed on the Falcon’s injury report Friday, White was one of the team’s three starters listed as out for Sunday’s game.
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The four-time Pro Bowler hurt his left hamstring in Week 5, when the Falcons lost to the New York Jets and he hasn’t participated in practice since. Before the hamstring troubles, the Falcons’ career-leading receiver played the first five games with a ankle injury, and only caught 14 passes for 129 yards.
Atlanta (1-4) will also play against Tampa Bay (0-5) without running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) and left tackle Sam Baker (knee). Whether starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent (knee) will play is also questionable.