Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
2 months ago

White wants to keep playing and has been in contact with a few teams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released by the Falcons in March, the 34-year-old wideout said he will only sign with a team he considers to be a Super Bowl contender. Coming off a season in which he caught just 43 passes for 506 yards and one touchdown on 70 targets (7.2 YPT), White may have to settle for a shot to compete for a roster spot and depth role. It's unclear if he'd be willing to play under those circumstances, as he expressed frustration with his decreasing role in Atlanta last year.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
3 months ago

White professed he will only sign with a Super Bowl contender, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

EDGE Analysis

White claims several teams have reached out to him since his dismissal from Atlanta, but he will only sign with a team he believes can contend for a championship. Or else, he'll retire. The wide out patiently vowed: "I'll let it go into the season, maybe Week 4 of 5. If it doesn't happen, I'll be putting my cleats on a power line, just like Marshawn Lynch." White then detailed that his list of qualifying suitors only stretches as far as "maybe six teams", but failed to mention any organization in specific. However, at 34 years of age, it's fair to wonder whether White has anything left in the tank. He didn't appear completely gassed in his final campaign as a Falcon, but, comparatively, Andre Johnson (also 34 years old) logged 85 catches for 936 yards during his last hurrah in Houston before latching on with Indianapolis for a season that proved to be a forgettable stint in Johnson's illustrious career.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has speculated that White could reunite with former Atlanta offensive coordinator in Tampa, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old receiver, released last Wednesday by the Falcons, has extensive history with two principals of the Bucs' 2016 coaching staff. Head coach Dirk Koetter was White's offensive coordinator in Atlanta from 2012-14, three seasons over which the veteran wideout averaged 78 catches for 994 yards and six touchdowns. He also played under new Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith during Smith's Falcons head coaching stint from 2008-2014. "Any time you go through the process, you have to expect that, knowing somebody's history with a certain player," Quinn commented after White's release. "I wouldn't be surprised if Roddy ends up on another club just south on I-75". While Tampa's wide receiver depth chart is well-stocked heading into next season, White's familiarity with Koetter's system could conceivably earn him a training camp opportunity if he hasn't latched on to any other roster by that point.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago1 Comment

The Falcons have released White.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN.com, the release of White saves the Falcons $2,362,500 against their salary cap in 2016, but the departure of the 34-year-old wideout leaves a large void in the team's pass-catching corps. The 2005 first-rounder, who caught 43 passes for 506 yards and a TD in 2015, will thus look to catch on elsewhere, with White's 2016 fantasy prospects difficult to peg until his landing spot/role with his new team gain a degree of clarity.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago

White said he expects to remain with the Falcons, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

White wasn't happy with his role in 2015, as he averaged just 4.4 targets per game under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Nonetheless, White also made it clear that he wants to return and expects to do so, even saying he'd "bet every dollar he had" that he'll stick with the Falcons. He did seem to acknowledge that the aforementioned quote was more about wishful thinking than reality, but it's still quite clear that he'd prefer to stay with the only NFL team he's ever known. The problem is that Atlanta can save $4.5 million against the 2016 cap by releasing White, who may not be too keen to accept a pay cut. It thus remains unclear if he'll stay in Atlanta, but regardless, it doesn't sound as if he's contemplating retirement

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
9 months ago

White caught one ball for 10 yards in the season finale against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

White caught 43 balls for 506 yards and a touchdown in 2015, by far his worst statistical season in years. He was held under 50 catches for the first time since 2006, and he's not getting any younger. White is still under contract for two more years, but Justin Hardy could push him for more playing time in 2016. White's best days are behind him, but if he can stay healthy and the offense gets another year under their belt with Kyle Shanahan, it wouldn't be surprising to see White build on a disappointing year in 2016.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
9 months ago

White (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

White has rankled owners all season, scoring just one touchdown and otherwise topping out at 84 receiving yards in Week 1. However, he could make amends against a New Orleans defense that has conceded 12.0 YPC but 12 scores through the air to opposing wideouts over the last five games.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
9 months ago

White (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

White logged a full practice Friday, setting him up for usual role in the regular-season finale. Despite catching at least three passes in six consecutive games, he still hasn't reached 70 receiving yards since Week 1.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
9 months ago

White (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following a DNP on Wednesday, White tested out his ankle in individual drills Thursday, but the final practice report of the week will announce his status for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Roddy White
WR ATL (11)
9 months ago

White (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

White's Week 1 line still stands as the high-water mark of the season -- four catches for 84 yards on eight targets -- but the veteran has fared reasonably well over the last five games, totaling 21 receptions (on 27 targets) for 242 yards. Ankle injuries have been a recurring theme of the past three seasons, but his progress (or lack thereof) as the week continues will forecast whether he's trending toward an appearance in Week 17.