Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White did not participate on practice on Thursday, and head coach Mike Smith said White's status for this Sunday's game against the New York Giants will be a game-time decision. White is said to be dealing with a knee injury that he sustained during last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers, and Smith said that he will try to fight his way through the injury:
"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."
White has been productive for the Falcons this season, catching 77 passes for 1140 yards and five touchdowns. His touchdowns are down from the past few seasons, but he's still catching a lot of passes and racking up a lot of yards. White's possible absence against New York could be huge, as the Giants have the 27th ranked pass defense in the NFL, giving up over 250 yards per game in the air.
Fellow wide receiver Harry Douglas was limited in practice on Thursday with a rib injury.