Barring setback, Roddy White to play

November, 8, 2013
11/08/13
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White practiced for the third time this week Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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White previously announced his intention to play despite sitting out the last three games with hamstring and ankle injuries. He was limited all week but saw an increased workload with each day of practice.

"Again, we've gotten three days like we would have liked to have had," head coach Mike Smith said of White. "Increased the workload. And hopefully, there is no setback between now and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and we can get Roddy back out on the field."

Quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown seven interceptions in the past two games, so having White back could be a big step in cutting down the turnovers.

"Well, it always helps to have your best players on the field," Smith said. "When we started this season, Roddy was one of our best players. He's had to battle through a number of issues with the injuries. But it would be a big boost.

"The thing that you're going to be concerned about anytime you're coming back after a long layoff is the conditioning part of it. But Roddy's been a guy that's made a lot of plays for us for a long time. And we're just excited, if he is back, that he'll be able to go out there and be productive."

Left tackle Sam Baker (knee), defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee), and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (quad) are all questionable for Sunday, too.

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter

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