Roddy White to Miss First NFL Game; Baker, Jackson Ruled Out

Roddy White's streak of 133 consecutive games will end this Sunday. (Daniel Shirey)

Roddy White’s streak of 133 consecutive games will end this Sunday. (Daniel Shirey)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his NFL career as he was ruled out for Sunday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

White’s streak of 133 consecutive games is third in franchise history behind centers Todd McClure (144) and Jeff Van Note (155).

The receiver was hampered by a high ankle sprain suffered in preseason but still managed to start despite being limited. White also injured his hamstring in Week 5’s loss to the New York Jets.

Running back Steven Jackson is still dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 2 versus the St. Louis Rams.

Left tackle Sam Baker won’t dress for Sunday’s game, either. Both he and tight end Chase Coffman, who was ruled out as well, are suffering from knee injuries.

Expect Matt Ryan to lean heavily on Tony Gonzalez in Sunday’s game.

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