The Atlanta Falcons still have a chance to take the NFC South crown, and it looks like their veteran wide receiver will do everything in his power to make sure he's a part of the stretch run.
Roddy White has been bothered by knee and hamstring issues in 2014, but his latest injury -- a tweaked ankle that he appeared to suffer in a 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns -- kept him out of practice Thursday. Falcons coach Mike Smith expects the receiver to participate in some fashion on Friday.
White has missed just one game for Atlanta this season -- the Falcons were just fine without him in a 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- but his value to the team's passing game is unquestioned, adding a weapon alongside fellow wideouts Julio Jones and Harry Douglas (the latter of whom also missing Thursday's practice with a foot injury) to an offense that has largely underachieved in 2014. The Falcons will need White as they attempt to resuscitate their postseason aspirations.
- Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney said he suffered a setback and might not play Sunday (Houston coach Bill O'Brienwas not amused with the claim), whereas running back Arian Foster was declared day to day, per O'Brien. The Texans also practiced without linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) and cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).
- Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder) did not practice. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf), linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) were limited. Odell Beckham (back) was a full participant. (Fantasy owners can exhale.)