Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/19/13
The injury bug has bitten the Atlanta Falcons badly this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Falcons have ruled out four offensive players for Sunday’s contest against divisional foes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his career due to lingering hamstring and ankle problems. Offseason acquisition Steven Jackson will sit and doesn’t appear any closer to returning from a hamstring injury that has claimed almost his entire season up to this point. Starting left tackle Sam Baker sat all week with a knee injury and has been ruled out. Tight end Chase Coffman (knee) will also be inactive on Sunday. Starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent was limited in practice this week with an ankle and is designated as questionable. Running back Jason Snelling has been battling back from a concussion sustained before the bye week. Snelling was able to practice fully and is probable. With Jackson still out, Snelling will get an increase in ca...
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