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Draft Scout Roddy White News
03/03/16 - WR Roddy White officially had his contract terminated by the Falcons Thursday (March 3).
03/02/16 - WR Roddy White will have his contract terminated by the Falcons, the team announced Wednesday (March 2). The move was not reported to the league Wednesday.
"Roddy is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform, and even more importantly he is a man of tremendous character that I and my entire family have profound personal affection and respect for," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a lengthy statement.
"I have developed a special relationship with him over the years, my children have grown admiring him and our partners and I all share a debt of gratitude for what he has meant to us and our team. Truly, there are no words to adequately express my thanks for all he has meant to me, my family, the Falcons and to this community, both on and off the field. He has been a difference-maker in every way and has touched numerous lives here in Atlanta.
"Roddy will forever be part of the Falcons family and I'm confident our fans will always remember and be grateful for the exemplary way he has represented them over the last 11 years. We wish him nothing but the very best and, on a personal level, we look forward to a lifetime relationship with Roddy and his family.
"It is always a challenge to balance how we feel about a particular player with the implications of the salary cap, as well as the clear commitment we have to our fans and stakeholders to assemble a championship-caliber roster each and every year. After a lot of discussion with (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff), (head coach) Dan (Quinn) and others, the difficult decision we've made today was ultimately driven by the need to address some key areas on our roster and ultimately to meet that commitment."
White, a first-round draft pick in 2005, has 808 catches for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career. He also has compiled the most 100-yard receiving games (39) and six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
Last season, White totaled 43 receptions for 506 yards and one to
01/03/16 - WR Roddy White was not a major factor in Falcons' offense for much of the season, but he said, "I'm going to be a Falcon next year, and we're going to roll from there," White said. He finished with 43 catches for 506 yards and one touchdown.
12/30/15 - WR Roddy White (ankle) did not practice.
12/21/15 - WR Roddy White recorded his 800th career reception on his first reception of the game. He is one of nine active players with at least 800 career receptions. White finished the game with three receptions for 47 yards, including a key 14-yard grab on a third-and-seven play in the fourth quarter.