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Roddy White doesn't practice for Falcons, Buccaneers relatively healthy

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are relatively healthy while the Atlanta Falcons continue to struggle with injuries.

Kevin C. Cox

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are relatively healthy heading into their week seven matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Carl Nicks and Jeff Demps will both miss the contest after having undergone surgery recently, but it looks like most players will be returning to action. Davin Joseph and Jeremy Zuttah are struggling a little bit with minor injuries but should be good to go on Sunday.

Mike Williams' hamstring injury is concerning, but Schiano noted that he is likely to play. In a little bit of good news, Michael Adams has returned to practice this week. The cornerback was used mostly in dime sets before an injury earlier this season caused him to miss the past four games.

The Atlanta Falcons are not so lucky, however. Roddy White continues to miss practices with a hamstring injury and high ankle sprain, and he has not looked effective even when he has played. With Julio Jones on injured reserve that leaves Harry Douglas as the main receiving weapon for Matt Ryan. Steven Jackson continues to miss time as well and with an offensive line held together by scotch tape and Jeremy Trueblood, they've struggled to produce a running game all season.

The Falcons won't have it easy against the Bucs defense, which is one of the best units in the NFL.

Buccaneers Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday
Carl Nicks G Foot DNP DNP
Jeff Demps RB Groin DNP DNP
Michael Adams CB Knee Full Full
Da'Quan Bowers DE Toe Limited Limited
Davin Joseph G Knee Limited Full
Mike Williams WR Hamstring Limited Limited
Jeremy Zuttah CB Groin Full Full

Falcons Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday
Sam Baker T Knee DNP DNP
Chase Coffman TE Knee DNP DNP
Roddy White WR Hamstring/ankle DNP DNP
Steven Jackson RB Hamstring DNP DNP
Jason Snelling RB Concussion Full Full
Akeem Dent LB Ankle DNP Limited