Falcons report: Roddy White missing

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, who missed the last two games with hamstring and ankle injuries, was not on the field for the viewing portion of Wednesday's practice.

White was spotted walking around the locker room. The team has expressed optimism about him returning to action sooner than later.

Also sidelined during practice were running back Jason Snelling and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Snelling missed the last game with an ankle injury while Nicholas was sidelined by a quad injury.

Left tackle Sam Baker, who has missed the last three games with a knee injury, was on the practice field on Wednesday.

Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who was placed on short-term injured reserve with a foot injury, observed practice. He is eligible to return in Week 11.