Atlanta Falcons release wide receiver Roddy White
Lake Charles, Louisiana
March 2, 2016 6:04pm CST
The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday have released their 11 year veteran wide receiver Roddy White. White is now an unrestricted free agent that can seek employment with another team in the National Football League. NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport said on Wednesday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing White since their current head coach Dirk Koetter has worked with White for three seasons when he was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons from 2012-2014. White's production as a wide receiver during the 2015 football season was reduced by Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. White refused to accept a pay cut to remain with the Falcons before the start of free agency which begins next week. The Falcons did not want to pay White's salary of $6.1 million dollars against the salary cap for the 2016 football season. White had two years remaining on his current contract. White leaves the Falcons organization as their leading wide receiver in the categories of touchdown receptions, receiving yards and receptions. White, 34, does have any intention to retire from playing football in the National Football League after 11 seasons. The Falcons drafted him in the first round of the 2005 National Football League Draft out of the University of Alabama Birmingham.
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• United States
3 Mar 16
I'm sure it was hard for the Falcons to let him go as he was their best at one point, however the past couple seasons he couldn't remain healthy to play the entire season which lead to this. Perhaps a new team will rekindle his desire to play as he once did. If he can just stay healthy that is.
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
4 Mar 16
It is harsh fact that if a football player cannot produce like he did during his prime the team has to let him go to either play for another ream or retire. Saints fans are going to miss him since he was good at lighting their fires with his comments about New Orleans during the buildup to their football games.