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No decision yet on Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's future

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:28 AM
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The Atlanta Falcons have not made a decision on the future of wide receiver Roddy White, the team's all-time leading receiver.

White, 34, had a huge statistical drop off this season -- catching only 43 passes for 506 yards and one touchdown in 16 games -- but Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he has not decided whether to release or retain the veteran.

"Roddy is still under contract here," Dimitroff told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We are in the process here of looking at, as you know, we are talking about the changes in the organization on the personnel side.

"We're obviously very focused on what is going to happen with our personnel. We are smack, dab in the middle of that. We haven't made final decisions on anyone as far as moving on from people or moving on from people or re-doing contracts right at this moment."

White, who has two years remaining on his contract, was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Alabama-Birmingham. After a bumpy start to his career, he began to flourish in 2007 and became the franchise' leader in catches (808), receiving yards (10,863) and touchdowns (63).

White is set to make a base salary of $2.75 million with $1.5 million roster bonus in 2016, but his salary cap number is slated to the sixth-highest on the team at $6.1 million. He is scheduled to make $3 million in base salary with $1.5 million roster bonus in 2017.

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