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Falcons report: Roddy White might practice

Falcons report: Roddy White might practice

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 31, 2013
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who missed the past two games with hamstring and ankle injuries, could return to practice Friday if cleared by the doctor Thursday, head coach Mike Smith said. White was scheduled to meet…
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  • Gonzalez: Bigger players, more injuries

    Gonzalez: Bigger players, more injuries

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Tony Gonzalez hasn’t missed a game since Nov. 19, 2006, when a shoulder injury caused him be inactive for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Oakland Raiders. With the rash of injuries around the NFL this season, particularly among …
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  • Panthers' Hardy: Falcons K 'weird-shaped'

    Panthers' Hardy: Falcons K 'weird-shaped'

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy called Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant "small and weird-shaped" during last season's war of words between the NFC South rivals, and his opinion hasn't changed.
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  • Falcons' Gonzalez happy trade talk is over

    Falcons' Gonzalez happy trade talk is over

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    Tony Gonzalez is glad to have all the trade talk behind him.
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  • Double Coverage: Falcons at Panthers

    Double Coverage: Falcons at Panthers

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons are headed in opposite directions, and not the directions most would have predicted. Carolina (4-3) has won three straight and four of its past five games to move into position for a playoff run. Atlanta (2-5), …
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  • Smith favors taking back TDs for taunting

    Smith favors taking back TDs for taunting

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- If the NFL decided to take away touchdowns for taunting, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith would be all for it. The topic surfaced after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate picked up a taunting penalty during Monday night’s …
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  • Video - E:60: Tony Gonzalez All-In 13:56

    E:60: Tony Gonzalez All-In

    Oct 31
    As an American with a multiethnic lineage, Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez wants to learn Spanish and reconnect with his Latino roots. Jeremy Schaap caught up with Gonzalez to discuss chasing his "lindos suenos"-- beautiful dreams.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Falcons at Panthers 00:57

    Inside Edge: Falcons at Panthers

    Oct 31
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Atlanta at Carolina.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: ATL-CAR 00:45

    Countdown Daily Prediction: ATL-CAR

    Oct 31
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Atlanta at Carolina.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 9 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Oct 31
    John Clayton's First and 10: WRs are dropping like flies around the NFL. Plus, the AFC West's dominance and the mediocre Cowboys.
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    Oct 31
    Can They Go 9-0?
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 9 picks

    Oct 31
    Florida, where I grew up, is officially in a state of disgrace when it comes to the 2013 NFL season. The 0-8 Jaguars, 0-7 Bucs and 3-4 Dolphins are a combined 3-19 (.136), and since Miami beat visiting Atlanta in Week 3, the Sunshine State boys are 0-13…
  • The Browns had the good sense to trade RB Trent Richardson, making him Ind…

    Oct 31
    The Colts envisioned Trent Richardson as a potential star in their backfield. But all they're seeing is the same disappointing player the Browns gave up on.