Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White revealed he had his left knee drained this offseason, but the 32-year-old veteran expressed no concerns about it affecting his play moving forward.
White, who appeared to bang the same knee during Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, declared himself "fine" and said no MRI was required after his latest bout with the knee. A member of the medical staff reached out to touch White's left knee as he winced in pain following a 39-yard catch and fall. He exited the field moments before halftime but was back in the lineup for the second half. White played 67 of 72 offensive snaps and finished with five catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.
We did notice White limping in the 2nd quarter but he seemed fine after halftime. This is something to monitor as the season wears on. Owners who are jittery about aging players with knee problems should be able to get good return on White after a strong Week 1 performance. We aren't too worried about this, but injuries seem to be piling up for White, who is usually extremely dependable.