The end of an era has come in Atlanta as the Falcons have announced the release of longtime wide receiver Roddy White. There have been problems between White and upper management for the last few years and it was pretty clear what the team was going to do.
They announced the release on their official website Wednesday afternoon.
“Roddy is one of the best competitors and warriors I have ever been around,” head coach Dan Quinn stated. “He was one of the first players I reached out to when I was hired here, and I want to thank him for his professionalism and leadership. Although this was a difficult decision, we feel this is best for everyone as we continue to put this team together, not just for the 2016 season, but for the future as well.”
The Falcons drafted White in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft with the 27th overall pick out of UAB. He spent his entire career with the team and has become of the best receivers in team history.
He has recorded 11,232 receiving yards, making him the team’s all-time leading receiver, with 66 touchdowns. He led the NFL with 115 receptions during the 2010 season.
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