INDIANAPOLIS -- Is Roddy White staying or going?
Falcons coach Dan Quinn could not shine any light Wednesday on the future of wide receiver Roddy White.
"Not yet," Quinn said. "He's somebody that we certainly know that we have a lot of respect and admiration for. As we are building this team together, he and some other players go on to that line. We're not into that decision yet. When we do regarding team building processes, we'll fill you guys in."
White, the Falcons' career receiving leader, is under contract for the next two seasons, but his production dropped dramatically last year.
White said it would be a "tragedy" if he didn't finish his career with the Falcons.
The Falcons have waived four players, including safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant. The team is also parting with defensive tackle Paul Soliai.
Quinn advised that it wouldn't be prudent to read into those moves that White is safe.
"We're still in the process of everything that we're going through," Quinn said. "Not just with Rod. Every year, we're going through this team finding ways that we are going to do it and build it all together. I wouldn't read into it one way or another. We are just going through the process."
The Falcons drafted wide receiver Justin Hardy in the fourth round last season. Hardy, the NCAA career reception leader, finished 2015 with 21 catches for 194 yards.
Hardy, who is 5 feet 10 and 188 pounds, is clearly in the Falcons' plans moving forward. The decision on White could open a starting spot.
"Justin Hardy made a significant impact," Quinn said. "One of the things that I most respect about him was that he was a guy who was really working to develop himself."
Quinn noted that he'd walk past the wide receivers' meeting room and noticed Hardy watching tape with wide receiver Julio Jones and discussing beating man-to-man coverage.
"That's a guy who was digging to find it," Quinn said. "He's made a huge impact on us already. The toughness that he displayed on special teams was certainly evident for a guy who had no special teams experience. For him to come in and contribute in that way. His run through the catch ability is exactly what we hoped for. We are expecting big things form Justin in 2016."
Meanwhile, the Falcons are moving forward with plans to hold a players-only passing camp this offseason.
Quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw 16 interceptions in the first season in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's outside-zone offense, believes that the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends need to get together during the offseason to work on the passing attack.
The players have plans to hold the camp in April in Miami.
In years past, the Falcons had veteran receivers and didn't do the Peyton Manning-style passing camp. Ryan believes that type of camp would be beneficial this offseason.
"I think that is something that we do need to do," Ryan said. "For a long time, we've been a very veteran team at those positions. Whether if it be at the tight end spot with Tony Gonzalez or our wide receivers where we had veteran guys for a long time.
"I think we are young. Young across the board. I think extra time put in together -- whether if it be here in Atlanta -- so many guys are here during the offseason, which is huge for us. Or whether if it's getting together somewhere else and spending some time together and working together and trying to iron out the details and be a little bit more refined than we were this past season. I think that's a really good idea."