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Draft Scout Roddy White News
08/18/14 - WR Roddy White was ticked that the Falcons lost left tackle Sam Baker in a meaningless game. "It's stuff like that, that tells you a lot about these games," White said. "I know you can get hurt at practice but playing (meaningless) games and getting your left tackle hurt, I just don't know. I don't know what you judge from these preseason games. I'm not a fan (of) them, but we have to play them. So you have to go out and do what you have to do."
08/15/14 - WR Julio Jones and Roddy White sat out Thursday's practice, and coach Mike Smith declined to say whether one or both will play Saturday.
"We have a plan and we all know what it is, and that's to make sure we have our players healthy and ready to go (for Week 1)," Smith said. "We're not going to deviate from that. I don't want to give anybody any information that's going to help (Houston) get prepared."
07/24/14 - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Roddy White on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season and could set the wide receiver up to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2005.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but ESPN reported the deal includes $10 million in guaranteed money for the four-time Pro Bowler. White was scheduled to enter the final year of his six-year, $48 million contract signed following a training camp holdout in 2009. White, 32, was set to earn a $5 million base salary in 2014 before the extension, ranked No. 11 among NFL wide receivers.
Hammering out an extension with the franchise's career leader in career receptions (685) and career receiving yards (9,436) was an offseason priority for general manager Thomas Dimitroff, but talks were delayed following the shooting death of White's brother, Tyrone Moore Jr. After spending time with family, White returned to the team for the final minicamp in June and extension talks began last week.
07/24/14 - WR Roddy White signed a four-year contract extension with the Falcons Thursday (July 24)..
White, 6-0, 211 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the first round (27th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. In nine seasons in Atlanta, White has established himself as the greatest receiver in franchise history. The four-time Pro Bowler owns club records for career receptions (685), career receiving yards (9,436), career 100-yard receiving games (37), and career games with 10-or-more receptions (11). White also holds franchise records for single-season receiving yards (1,389), single-season receptions (115), single-game receiving yards (210), and single-season 100-yard games (6).
Despite battling injuries in 2013, White closed out the season on a hot streak. He posted 43 catches for 502 yards with 26 first down receptions, and two touchdowns in the final five games. During that span, White ranked second behind WR Julian Edelman for the NFL lead in receptions and ranked third in receiving yards.
Since entering the League in 2005, White's 685 receptions rank eighth among active players while his 9,436 receiving yards rank fifth. His 55 touchdown catches during that time also rank 10th in the NFL. The James Island, South Carolina native has been a vital part of both the Falcons and QB Matt Ryan's development over the last six seasons. Since 2008, White has recorded 543 receptions and 7,282 receiving yards which rank fourth in the NFL during that span. Additionally, his 46 touchdown receptions over the last six seasons are tied for the fourth most in the League.
Between 2010 and 2012, White posted one of the most impressive runs by any receiver in NFL history. He finished the 2012 season with 92 catches and 1,351 yards, becoming just the fifth player in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons with 90-plus receptions and 1,200-plus yards. White joined WR Marvin Harrison (1999-02), WR Torry Holt (2002-05), WR Jerry Rice (1993-96), and Chad Johnson (2003-0
06/10/14 - The Atlanta Falcons had their vaunted wide receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since both had to take time away from the team to deal with family emergencies.
White had missed the previous six Organized Team Activity (OTA) sessions following the shooting death of his half-brother, Tyrone Moore Jr., while Jones' brother, Phillip, was the victim of a shooting.
Both were back, but Jones worked off to the side while he continues to recovery from foot surgery.
"I feel very confident in everything that I'm going through and with what I'm doing as far as what (trainer) Marty (Lauzon) has going for me," Jones said. "They are not going to put me in (a bad) situation or rush me back or do anything that's going to hurt me."
White chatted briefly with head coach Mike Smith before heading to the practice field. Several players came over to welcome him back.
"It was nice to see Roddy back out," Smith said. "He's been through a lot over the last three or four weeks. He and his family. It was good for him to be with his football family today. He looked great."
White appeared to be his jovial self throughout the workout, but is not scheduled to speak to the media until next Tuesday during minicamp.
White battled through a high ankle sprain last season before getting healthy late in the season. He rarely practiced.
If the Falcons are going to recover from last season's 4-12 debacle, Jones and White must have strong bounce-back seasons.
While they were out, Jones believes the team developed some depth at the position.
"I'm very proud of Harry (Douglas) and for Darius Johnson with the way they stepped up," Jones said. "(Quarterback) Matt (Ryan) just had to hold the ball a little longer because he was accustomed to me and Roddy getting off the ball and getting open right away. Those guys were never put in that situation. Eventually, they got going and Harry had 1,000 yards. Darius came ar