Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White has been remarkably durable throughout his NFL career, and continued that trend to begin the 2015 season. White was active for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, confirmed the Falcons, after dealing with multiple ailments in training camp.
He dealt with an elbow injury that required surgery on Aug. 23 and also had bone chips removed from his elbow during the procedure, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
White, who hadn't missed a regular-season game until 2013, is part of a wide receiver duo with Julio Jones that is among the best in the NFL.
When those two are on the field with Matt Ryan throwing the ball, Atlanta has a chance to compete no matter how absent or underwhelming the running game and defense are.
White has proved his value as a magnificent possession receiver who moves the chains, and Ryan relies on him time and again in critical third-down situations. It's also tough to replicate White's clutch play amid situational football.