UPDATE: As expected, Roddy White will play.
Falcons WR Roddy White will start today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2012
Owners of the Rams’ Danny Amendola and Falcons’ Roddy White woke up to some good news this morning, as both wide outs are expected to suit up and play today. Official word on White is expected very soon, but it looks pretty good.
Just spoke to #Falcons Coach Mike Smith – told me “it looks good” when I asked about WR Roddy White (questionable/knee) playing today.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 16, 2012
Amendola (heel) practiced Friday, so the thought of him playing comes as no surprise. Brandon Gibson, who broke out last week against the Buffalo Bills to the tune of six receptions, 100 yards and a score should still receive plenty of targets and is still worthy of a start.
White (knee) has been listed as questionable, and failed to participate in practice the entire week. Both White and Julio Jones should flourish against the New York Giants pass defense. The G-Men give up 252.8 passing yards per game, sixth worst in the league.