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Richard Sherman doesn't see Roddy White as a challenge - Nov. 7, 2013

Richard Sherman doesn't see Roddy White as a challenge - Nov. 7, 2013

Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks returns an interception in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 28, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - It's become clear that CB Richard Sherman doesn't have much respect for Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White.

Sherman praised White and WR Julio Jones in the lead up to their playoff meeting last January. However, since the game, Sherman and White haven't been nearly so complimentary of each other.

White is expected to return to the field for the Falcons for the first time in a month while dealing with hamstring and ankle injuries. Sherman was asked Thursday if he looked forward to the challenge of facing White if he's able to play.

"What challenge?" Sherman said.

White believes that Sherman is a loudmouth that talks too much. Sherman doesn't think White is good player. The two have traded verbal barbs even since the Falcons 30-28 playoff victory last year.

White caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown against Seattle. However, Sherman batted away several passes from White in the game as well.

White said that he doesn’t lose sleep over facing Sherman and, in fact, believes he would be the first guy he’d want to face.

Sherman said he’s not angry over White’s comments but he clearly doesn’t expect White to have any success against Seattle this weekend either.

"It’ll be a fun game for us I can guarantee you that," Sherman said.

White has played in only five games this season for Atlanta. He’s posted just 14 catches for 129 yards and no touchdowns so far this year. Sherman is tied for the league lead with four interceptions.

Injury Report:

Atlanta Falcons

Did Not Participate

DT Corey Peters (knee)

Limited Participation

T Sam Baker (knee)
DT Peria Jerry (toe)
LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh)
WR Roddy White (hamstring/ankle)

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

FB Derrick Coleman (hamstring)
C Max Unger (concussion)
DT Jordan Hill (biceps)
DE Red Bryant (concussion)

Limited Participation

T Breno Giacomini (knee)
S Kam Chancellor (ankle)

Full Participation

S Jeron Johnson (hamstring)
DE Chris Clemons (non-injury)
RB Marshawn Lynch (knee)

 

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