Some say that receiver Roddy White’s expression of reluctance to sign with a non-contender means he has no viable options anywhere. That’s apparently not the case.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, White was — and still is — on the radar in Tennessee. But he won’t accept a minimum-salary offer. Andre Johnson did, which is why he was recently signed.
Johnson’s deal was not guaranteed, so the Titans can kick tires and, if they decide he can’t truly help the team, move on. Possibly back to White the story suggested. Other teams to watch for White, according to the story, include the obvious dot-connection to the Buccaneers, where former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is the head coach.
Jul 26, 2016 · 7:06 PM EDT
Roddy White, the Atlanta Falcons' all-time leading receiver with 808 catches and 10,863 yards, was released by the team in March after a career-worst season in 2015.
But according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, White intends to play this season and "is in contact with a few teams."
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.
Jan 01, 2016 · 6:26 PM EST
Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17.