Atlanta Falcons News: Roddy White to have elbow surgery


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s the start of a new week, but we are now just three away from the Atlanta Falcons’ regular season opener. Yesterday saw a number of key injuries across the league, none bigger than the Packers’ Jordy Nelson, who looks to be out of the season with a torn ACL. Should the preseason be shortened in future? Let’s get started with the news from around the web.

Roddy White to have elbow surgery, will be back for Week 1 — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will have minor surgery on his right elbow Monday but will not miss the Sept. 14 season opener against thePhiladelphia Eagles, coach Dan Quinn said Sunday."

Leonard Hankerson not caught up in preseason hype — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"He was the talk of Atlanta Falcons’ training camp, yet Leonard Hankerson would rather not even talk about it."

Falcons pass rush looking much improved — Andrew Hirsh of

"Improving their pass rush has been a point of emphasis for the revamped Falcons, and based on two preseason battles, they’ve taken big strides on that front."

Hester still an x-factor for Falcons — Andrew Hirsh of

"Even though Devin Hester is one of the oldest players on Atlanta’s roster, his performance on Friday shows he can still bring a lot to the table."

Pass rush beginning to thrive under Dan Quinn — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons through two preseason games seem like they will actually have bite on their pass rush in 2015. How head coach Dan Quinn and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff built this defense in the offseason might result in a massive defensive turnaround for the Falcons this fall."

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