Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been with the team since he was drafted by them in 2005. For the early part of this decade, White was Matt Ryan’s favorite target.
Over the last few years, however, White has been rather injury prone and has missed some game because of it. This year, he hasn’t been targeted nearly as many time as he was in the past and he is pretty upset with it.
According to Bleacher Report, White is now reportedly on the Falcons’ trading block and there are plenty of teams interested in bringing him in. White spoke out about his role which seemingly shows that he could be on his way out of Atlanta.
“For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes. I’m not out here just f—ing around just to sit around to just block f—ing people all day. It’s not what I want to do. I’ve contributed to offenses for this franchise for the last nine, 10 years. It always bothers me when I go out and don’t catch any balls in a game because it hasn’t happened in so long.”
This season, White has only been targeted thirteen times, while catching six of those passes for 92 yards. The passing game has been mostly centered around Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson this year, which is obviously one big reason why White hasn’t been targeted very much.
Times have changed in Atlanta and they clearly want to go a different route in terms of having White on the team. The trade deadline is a little less than a month away, so we could be seeing a big shakeup in the ATL.
I know that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton would certainly love to have White to throw to for the second half of the season.
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