Dynamic wide receiver Roddy White, the Atlanta Falcons’ all-time leading receiver, was released on Wednesday.
White, who had two years remaining on his contract, was not anticipating being released. “It would be a tragedy if I had to leave,” he told the AJC’s Jeff Schultz just last week. White, who was on his way to Belize, texted back, “I’m out of the country.”
White was set to make base salaries of $2.75 million in 2016 and $3 million in 2017. His release saves the team $2.45 million against their salary cap.
After a #26 finish (standard) in 2014, White's production fell off a cliff in his age 34 season. Leonard Hankerson took a good portion of his targets early in the season, and White just never got going despite staying pretty healthy the entire year. We'll be keeping an eye on the Falcons this offseason -- they are desperate for weapons to complement Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
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Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Roddy White is a Sneaky Start with Hankerson out. White has caught nine passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his last two starts against the Buccaneers.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Roddy White would be a Sneaky Start if Hankerson can’t play. White has caught nine passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his last two starts against the Buccaneers.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Falcons WR Roddy White (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. We weren’t aware of a foot injury coming out of the Thursday night game. White found the end zone for the first time in Week 6.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Falcons WR Roddy White (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 5. White has posted back-to-back goose eggs, and has apparently been passed on the depth chart by Leonard Hankerson.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm
Falcons beat writer Vaughn McClure:
Something tells me Roddy White will be targeted more than once this week. Sure, Matt Ryan found himself a couple of nice new targets in Leonard Hankerson and Jacob Tamme, but the veteran White won’t be squeezed out of the equation. White might not be productive every week, but I expect him to bounce back in a big way after seeing his streak of consecutive games with a catch end at 128. White has 16 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown in three career matchups with the Cowboys, including two 100-yard receiving games.
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