White (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans. Unlike fellow running backs Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee), White has brushed off an ankle injury and will be available to the offense in the Patriots' playoff opener. White is thus the best bet to spell Dion Lewis on occasion, especially on obvious passing downs.
White (ankle) is expected to play in Saturday's playoff tilt against the Titans, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. White has not suited up since Week 15 due to an ankle injury, so he has now had three full weeks to recover. At the time of his injury White only had a bit role with the offense, but with Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) expected to be sidelined, he could potentially play a key role in the Patriots' game plan.
White (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Titans after logging a limited practice Thursday. We'd expect White, who last suited up on Dec. 17, to return to the Patriots' backfield mix this weekend. If that's the case, he'd be working behind Dion Lewis, though if White's ankle holds up okay, he'd figure to reclaim his role as a trusted pass-catching option (for QB Tom Brady) out of the the team's backfield. Rex Burkhead (knee) and Mike Gillislee (knee) are also listed as questionable for the contest, but at least one of that duo figures to suit up Saturday. In such a committee context, White profiles as a speculative play in postseason PPR formats.
White (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice. On the heels of two absences at the end of the regular season and the Patriots' first-round bye, White nonetheless is getting eased into action due to a lingering ankle injury. He joins fellow running back Rex Burkhead (knee) as a limited participant in the first practice of the divisional round, steps ahead of Mike Gillislee (knee), who was a DNP. Behind starter Dion Lewis, there should be some room for reps out of the backfield, but it remains to be seen if White or Burkhead will be the beneficiary in what is notoriously a matchup-dependent game script for New England. The preceding assumes White and/or Burkhead emerge from the week of prep ready to play Saturday versus the Titans.
White (ankle) is expects to be ready to play Saturday in the Patriots' divisional-round matchup with the Titans, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. White was inactive for the Patriots' final two regular-season contests due to the ankle injury, but it appears the team's first-round bye during the playoffs provided sufficient time for the running back to heal up. After scoring the game-winning touchdown and catching 14 passes in the Patriots' Super Bowl LI victory over Atlanta, White should have a role in the team's game plan Saturday as New England continues its quest for a repeat. However, the reliability lead back Dion Lewis has shown over the last several weeks in addition to the expected return of fellow reserve Rex Burkhead (knee) from his own injury could result in the Patriots relying less heavily on White than they did last postseason.
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