Injury roundup: Roddy White (hamstring) questionable


Roddy White's availability in Week 3 has yet to come into focus.

The Atlanta Falcons have listed the veteran wide receiver as questionable for Thursday's divisional showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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White is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice on Monday and Tuesday. Falcons coach Mike Smith told reporters on Tuesday, "It's not important for Roddy to practice," and added that the team was taking typical precaution with a veteran player on a short week.

"Right now, our goal is to have Roddy as healthy as he can be for the ball game on Thursday night," Smith said.

Barring a setback, expect White to see the field against the Bucs. How effective he'll be at less than 100 percent remains to be seen.

Here are some other injury updates from around the NFL:

» The Buccaneers have listed many key contributors as questionable to play Thursday against the Falcons. Running back Doug Martin (knee) and defensive end Michael Johnson (ankle) both missed Sunday's loss to the Rams and their status is up in the air for TNF. Gerald McCoy broke his hand against the Rams but is questionable as he does everything he can to work himself back. Promising rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) is out for Thursday.

» The Seahawks took the field without safety Kam Chancellor (ankle) and running back Marshawn Lynch (back), who both missed practice.

» The Giants will likely be without rookie Odell Beckham for a third straight week. When asked about whether Beckham will play Sunday, coach Tom Coughlin replied, "Not to my knowledge. Not with the team."

» Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced that linebacker Chad Greenway has a broken hand. Greenway didn't miss a snap after suffering the injury on Sunday. He's unlikely to miss time.

» Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is being listed with a concussion for the second consecutive week. Burfict played Sunday but exited the game after showing symptoms from the concussion he suffered Week 1.

» Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Carson Palmer will test his shoulder in warmups Wednesday after missing Sunday's game. John Abraham won't practice as he failed a concussion test.

» Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson told former teammate LeSean McCoy he plans to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 2.

» Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) missed Wednesday's practice and defensive coordinator Billy Davis says he is day to day, according to the Delco Times.

» Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) said he's doing everything he can to be able to play Sunday.

» The Panthers had 11 players miss practice Wednesday, including rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker. Benjamin, Williams and five others are expected back Thursday, but Whittaker will likely still be out.

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