Despite injuring his right knee in Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay, wide receiver Roddy White will play in the first Thursday night game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens.
White, the NFC’s leading receiver, got in limited work during Wednesday’s walkthrough and was also limited in Atlanta’s final practice.
Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee) will not play. Stephen Nicholas will start in his place.
The Falcons’ inactives are cornerback Dominique Franks, tackle Garrett Reynolds, guard Mike Johnson, tight end Justin Peelle (groin), defensive end Lawrence Sidbury and defensive tackle Trey Lewis. John Parker Wilson is listed as the third QB.
Inactives for the Ravens are safety Ken Hamlin, safety Tom Zbikowski (foot), linebacker Jason Phillips, defensive tackle Brandon McKinney, tackle Scott Kooistra, defensive tackle Arthur Jones, tight end Dennis Pitta and defensive tackle Lamar Divens.