Roddy White, Steven Jackson Miss PracticeOctober 18th, 2013
The Dixie Chicks are banged up bad. About the only skill position on offense where the Dixie Chicks (thus far) have not felt the sting of injuries is at quarterback, where Matty Ice is still slinging the ball.
But the rest of the squad? Decimated. Already gone is Julio Jones for the year. Roddy White, Jones’ counterpart at wide receiver, is nursing an injury as is highly underrated running back Steven Jackson.
Vaughn McClure of BSPN reports from Flowery Branch that both Jackson and White missed practice today. Again.
While Jackson seems more than likely to miss his fourth-straight game with a hamstring injury, White’s status remains unclear. He apparently has missed all week of practice in the past yet still played in a game. Right now, White is nursing a hamstring injury as well as a high-ankle sprain.
Now if White cannot go, that means he will snap a consecutive streak of 133 games played. Something tells Joe, unless the guy simply cannot walk, he will play. How effective will he be? That’s another issue.
If White and Jackson cannot make a go of it, then the Bucs simply must shut down future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez. Sunday would be a good time for safety Mark Barron to live up to his pre-draft hype and lock up Gonzalez.