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Roddy White Injury: Falcons Star To Miss 1st Game Of Career

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White looks on from the sideline during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Atlanta. It's difficult to imagine White missing the Falcons' opening game against the Saints _ mainly because he's never missed a game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) | AP

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his nine-year career on Sunday.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection was one of three starters listed as out on Friday's injury report.

White, Atlanta's career-leading receiver, played the first five games with a right ankle injury, catching only 14 passes for 129 yards. He hurt his left hamstring in a Week 5 loss to the New York Jets and hasn't practiced since.

Atlanta (1-4) lost Pro Bowl wideout Julio Jones to season-ending foot surgery in the same game. Jones led the NFL in catches and ranked second in yards receiving at the time.

Running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) and left tackle Sam Baker (knee) will not play against Tampa Bay (0-5).

Starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent (knee) is questionable.

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