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Harry Douglas was forced from the Falcons' Week 3 game against the Bucs with a left foot injury.

Douglas is technically questionable to return, but it did not look good when he went down. He tried to make it to the sideline before collapsing on the field. He could barely put any weight on his left foot as he headed to the locker room. Even if the injury isn't serious, he won't be returning to a blowout. Douglas was having a nice night in Roddy White's absence before going down, catching 2-of-2 targets for 14 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 18 - 9:51 PM

Roddy White (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Bucs.

The Falcons had intimated all week that White would suit up, but that changed on Thursday afternoon. White should return for Week 4, but the former iron man has now missed four of the Falcons' past 19 games, and played at less than 100 percent in many more. His absence leaves Julio Jones as a target monster, and Harry Douglas as a legitimate WR3. Devin Hester will run deep routes as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver. Also inactive for the Falcons are QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, C James Stone, OT Ryan Schraeder and DT Cliff Matthews.
Sep 18 - 6:57 PM

Profootballtalk confirms that Roddy White (hamstring) is "likely" out for Thursday's game against the Bucs.

CBS' Jason La Canfora first reported White was unlikely to play Thursday afternoon. It's a surprise after White played every snap in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, and the Falcons intimated he'd play Thursday. White has been removed from Rotoworld's Week 3 ranks. The Falcons will roll with Harry Douglas and Devin Hester behind Julio Jones. Douglas is a safe, but low-upside, WR3. Hester remains off the fantasy radar.
Sep 18 - 5:39 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora does "not expect" Roddy White to be active for Thursday's game against the Bucs.

It's a surprise, as both the Falcons and Atlanta media have continually indicated that White will play despite missing practice all week. White didn't miss a snap in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. We'll know whether or not White is active by 7ET, but even if he does suit up, it's possible he could be limited to decoy duties. White's status will be updated later this afternoon/evening.
Sep 18 - 4:42 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says there's "no doubt" Roddy White (hamstring, questionable) will play Thursday night against the Bucs.

McClure has been on top of the Roddy White news all week. Although the 32-year-old hasn't practiced at all, there are no concerns about his availability for Week 3. White is a rock-solid WR2 even against Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner.
Sep 17 - 3:59 PM

Julio Jones (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday night's Week 3 game against the Bucs.

Jones practiced each day this week and will be ready to fire up as a WR1. Roddy White (questionable) is also expected to play in the NFC South tilt.
Sep 17 - 1:18 PM

Roddy White (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 3 game against the Bucs.

White hasn't practiced at all this week, but all indications are that he'll suit up Thursday night. He isn't a player that needs to practice, especially on a short week. White will be a mid-range WR2 against Alterraun Verner and company.
Sep 17 - 12:25 PM

Falcons signed LS Josh Harris to a four-year contract extension through 2018.

Harris has been the Falcons' deep snapper since the start of the 2012 season.
Sep 17 - 9:10 AM

Falcons signed P Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension through 2019.

The deal includes $5.95 million guaranteed and a $2.5 million signing bonus. Bosher has been punting and handling kickoffs for the Falcons since being a sixth-round pick in 2011. He finished tied for fourth in the league last season with a 41.7 net average on 68 punts and produced 50 touchbacks on kickoffs.
Sep 17 - 9:03 AM

Falcons ILB Prince Shembo rotated series with starter Joplo Bartu in Atlanta's Week 2 loss to Cincinnati.

This wasn't a situation where one player was in the base and the other rotated in on passing downs. It was a straight up platoon, with the fourth-rounder playing 31 snaps to Bartu's 42. Shembo saw just 13 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps in Week 1, so it would appear the Atlanta coaching staff's confidence in the rookie is growing.
Sep 16 - 6:59 PM

The Falcons are not concerned about Roddy White's (hamstring) Week 3 status.

White didn't miss a snap in Sunday's loss. "It's not important for Roddy to practice,'' coach Mike Smith said after White sat out Tuesday's session. "We'd like for Roddy to practice, but it's all about getting Roddy ready on a short week." Even if White sits again on Wednesday, you won't have to sweat his status for Thursday's game against the Bucs.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 16 - 4:24 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.

Matthews is now on track to return for Thursday's game against the Bucs. It would be a huge relief for a Falcons team that sported arguably the worst tackle duo in the league (Gabe Carimi and Lamar Holmes) for Sunday's loss to the Bengals. It's possible Carimi will take over for Holmes on the right side.
Sep 16 - 3:16 PM

Speaking after Tuesday's practice, Falcons coach Mike Smith "indicated" Roddy White (hamstring) will play in Thursday's game against the Bucs.

White missed Monday and Tuesday's practices, but it appears the Falcons are just trying to manage his reps on a short week. That being said, it's possible he could end up a game-time decision on Thursday. After struggling through an injury-plagued 2013, White has started out 2014 with a variety of nicks and bruises. With his status still up in the air, White should be considered a mid-range WR2 for Week 3.
Sep 16 - 3:07 PM

Julio Jones (ankle) is practicing Tuesday.

He was officially "full." Jones does not appear to be in any danger of missing Thursday's tasty matchup with the Bucs. He'll get a little boost if Roddy White (hamstring) is forced to sit.
Sep 16 - 1:23 PM

Roddy White (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday.

It's a concern with the Falcons playing on a short week and White's availability remains up in the air for Thursday night's game against the Bucs. His status will be updated again on Wednesday when the Falcons release their official injury report. Owners can protect themselves by adding Harry Douglas, who would play every snap if White sits.
Sep 16 - 11:58 AM


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