By D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who’s recovering from ankle and hamstring injuries, and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not practice on Thursday.
Falcons coach Mike Smith is hoping that White, who's been running on the side with the trainers for a week, gets cleared by the team doctors for Friday's practice.
Running back Jason Snelling (ankle) returned to practice after missing the Arizona game.
Linebacker Akeem Dent (ankle) and right guard Garrett Reynolds (knee) fully anticipated in practice after being limited on Wednesday.
Left tackle Sam Baker (knee), offensive linemen Joe Hawley (elbow), safety William Moore (hip), defensive tackle Peria Jerry (toe) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) were limited for the second day this week.
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