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Source: Falcons' White likely out until opener

08/16 6:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has a minor ankle sprain and it will likely prevent him from playing again this preseason, according to a source familiar with injury.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has a minor ankle sprain and it likely will prevent him from playing again this preseason, according to a source familiar with the injury.

If this were the regular season, White would play, the source said. But the Falcons do not want to push him before he's ready in the preseason.

White, 31, suffered the injury in the Falcons' 27-23 loss to Baltimore on Thursday night.

The nine-year veteran has had six consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons and is a key piece in Atlanta's passing game, one of the NFL's most potent.


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