Talkative and uber-confident Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who made news this week for talking trash to Victor Cruz and the New York Giants wide receiving corps, will suit up Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champions after being left off the team's inactive list, according to the Falcons' official Twitter account:
Falcons Inactives: 4 QB D.Davis, 17 WR T.Toone, 25 S W.Moore, 68 G P.Manley, 69 G H.Gunn, 90 DE L.Sidbury, 86 TEC.Coffman #atlnyg12— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 16, 2012
By playing this week, White will keep his impressive streak of appearances alive, according to NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones via Twitter:
Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) will play against NYG. He always does, hasn't missed a game in his 8-year career.— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) December 16, 2012
News that White will play this weekend comes as no surprise, though. As Jones points out above, White has never missed a game in his eight-year career, proving to be one of the league's most durable playmakers since being drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.
White is the NFL's eighth-leading wide receiver entering Week 15, boasting 1,140 yards coming into Sunday's showdown with the Giants.
But the veteran wideout will have to walk the walk this weekend after claiming that he and fellow Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones are "a better group" than the Giants' tandem of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.
Bold remarks considering that New York annihilated Atlanta 24-2 in the NFC Wild Card round last January at MetLife Stadium.
With New York looking to remain in the driver's seat in the NFC East on Sunday, Atlanta could be in serious trouble and is in danger of dropping two in a row for the first time in 2012. The Falcons will need White to be a significant presence on Sunday if they are to move one win closer to wrapping up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs for the second time in three years.
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