Roddy White is among the Atlanta Falcons stars back at practice

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Receiver Roddy White, left tackle Sam Baker and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux returned to practice for the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who has an ankle sprain, is questionable for the contest vs. St. Louis.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who has an ankle sprain, is questionable for the contest vs. St. Louis.


All three starters practiced Friday for the first time this week and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

White, who has never missed a game in nine seasons with Atlanta, has been hindered by an ankle sprain since the third week of preseason.

Baker and Babineaux have sore knees.

Receiver Julio Jones (knee), linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee) and cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh) are listed as questionable, too.

COLTS: Starting running back Vick Ballard will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Friday that Ballard was hurt making a cut in practice Thursday.

JETS: Quarterback Mark Sanchez wants to play this season, and his coach believes it’s possible.

“If we didn’t think it was realistic that Mark would get back on the field, we’d put him on injured reserve, and that’s not the case,” Rex Ryan said Friday, commenting on Sanchez’s shoulder injury.

FINES: Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the head and neck area in the teams’ season opener last Sunday.

Jets safety Dawan Landry was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness.

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