Falcons sign Darius Johnson from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons, who will be without injured wide receiver

Roddy White in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have

signed receiver Darius Johnson from the practice squad.

Johnson, who joined the Falcons as an undrafted college free

agent from SMU, led Atlanta with 13 catches for 158 yards and one

touchdown in the preseason.

The Falcons placed leading receiver Julio Jones on injured

reserve with a foot injury and signed receiver Brian Robiskie last

week. White, who has hamstring and ankle injuries, will miss the

first game of his nine-year career, ending his streak of playing in

133 consecutive regular-season games.

Atlanta’s top receivers against Tampa Bay are expected to be

Harry Douglas, Kevin Cone and Drew Davis.