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Jul 24, 2014

Falcons News: Atlanta, Roddy White agree to an extension

By on 9:22 AM

The Atlanta Falcons and star wide receiver Roddy White have agreed to a four year extension that will keep him through the 2018 season.  NBC Sports writer Josh Alper reported the news earlier this morning:
On Thursday morning, the Falcons announced that they have agreed to terms with White on a four-year contract extension that will keep him tied to the Falcons through 2018.
There are no financial terms to pick through yet, but if White sees it to the end there’s a good chance it will be the last contract he’ll ever sign as he’ll turn 37 in the final year of the deal. It would also mean that he spent his entire career in a Falcons uniform and that he’d further cement himself as the best receiver in Falcons history.
White battled injuries last year and caught 63 passes for 711 yards, his lowest season totals since the 2006 season. Better health for him and for the rest of the Falcons offense should lead to a better season all around.

The Falcons were looking to complete a deal with White earlier in the offseason, but when White's brother was murdered in mid-May, talks were postponed.  White has spent his entire 10 year career with the Falcons, and is highly regarded as the best pass catcher in the team's history.

White, Julio Jones, and Steven Jackson missed heavy portions of the 2013 season, leading to a dismal 4-12 season.  By having all three star players back and healthy this season, the Falcons are looking very dangerous and could look to make a run at a playoff spot and maybe even a spot in the Super Bowl.


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