Kyle Shanahan: Roddy White handling role like pro

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Since Atlanta Falcons veteran wide receiver Roddy White hasn't caught a pass the last two games, many have wondered where White fits into offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme.

Shanahan says White fits in just fine despite the lack of touches.

"It doesn't always show up on the stat sheet, but I thought Roddy had his best game last week," Shanahan said, referring to the 39-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. "He only got one opportunity that got called back on a penalty, but I thought he did a hell of a job in the run game. I thought it was his best game blocking out of all three of them. And we he did have his routes, he got open.

"Now, because of the progression didn't go there, went to other people most of the time. But I thought Roddy did a good job last week. Hopefully he continues it this week."

White enters Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with just four catches for 84 yards, all accumulated in a Week 1 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I’m trying to do my job," White told ESPN.com. "[Shanahan] said that because he wants me to block. I think I have played pretty good in all the games, for what I’m asked to do."

In Week 2 against the New York Giants, White was targeted once and went without a catch for the first time since Week 13 of 2006.

White has played 186 snaps and been targeted eight times, including seven times against the Eagles. He has not been limited -- at least not publicly -- by the left knee he had drained during minicamp or the arthroscopic surgery he had on his right elbow during the preseason.

"He's been great," Shanahan said of how White has handled not being heavily involved in the offense. "Roddy, he worked as hard as he's had last week. Run and pass game, he did both. He's been great this week.

"I think Roddy's a pro. He's at the point of his career where he just wants to win. He's really contributed to helping us win these last three games."