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Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn. The receiver said he missed Wednesday's practice to be with his mother, who had surgery. White, the Falcons' all-time leading receiver, is only fifth on the team with six catches this season. He complained about his diminished role earlier in the week but downplayed those comments on Thursday. "It's really not a controversy," White said. "My role is what it is. I've talked to DQ and we've gotten past that." The Falcons (4-0) have relied on receiver Julio Jones, who leads the NFL with 38 catches,...