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Roddy White agrees to terms

Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Roddy White is no longer a holdout.

Mike Florio is reporting that White has agreed to terms on a new contract and will be reporting to training camp.

White had been absent from camp due to a contract dispute.

White was heading into the final year of a five-year contract that was scheduled to pay him a $2.28 million base salary this season.

White caught 88 passes for 1,382 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter has confirmed that the deal is done and reports that White has received a six-year, $50 million contract with $18.6 million in guaranteed money.

White is due to make a little under $28 million during the first three years of the deal, according to Mike Florio.

Now, the Falcons have confirmed the agreement with White. 

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31 Responses to “Roddy White agrees to terms”
  1. Abe Froeman says: Aug 8, 2009 8:28 PM

    Isn’t that Mr Florio to you?

  2. Hooby says: Aug 8, 2009 8:28 PM

    mike florio is reporting
    nice use of juxtaposition

  3. Azinine says: Aug 8, 2009 8:40 PM

    As a Falcons fan, all i can say is w00t!

  4. Jimmy says: Aug 8, 2009 8:41 PM

    Talk about OVERPAID then again this is the same organization that gave that jerk off Vick 100 million. Here’s to a 50 catch season for you White

  5. promin1 says: Aug 8, 2009 8:53 PM

    White is smart. Cashing in on last season was a smart move. Odds are Ryan will have a sophomore slump as the league has a full season of tape and has scouted him. White’s numbers are gonna go down and he knows it and thats why he held out now. Smart move.

  6. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 8, 2009 8:53 PM

    Roddy White is a great man. A great man indeed!

  7. JaggedMark says: Aug 8, 2009 8:56 PM

    Falcons should have adopted a similar philosophy to that of the United States Government.
    “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”
    “We don’t negotiate with hold outs”

  8. Jimmy says: Aug 8, 2009 9:01 PM

    I wouldn’t get to hyped about Roddy White. Saying he is the best receiver on the Falcons is like being the hottest girl working at a Home Depot, or the smartest kid with down syndrome

  9. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 8, 2009 9:11 PM

    What better excuse for a song? Here’s a little bit of Kool & the Gang’s hit “Celebration”!
    ♪ Celebrate, good times, come on!
    ♪ Let’s celebrate
    ♪ Celebrate, good times, come on!
    ♪ Let’s celebrate
    ♪ There’s a party goin’ on right here!
    ♪ A celebration, to last throughout the years
    ♪ So bring your good times! And your laughter too-wuh!
    ♪ We gonna celebrate your party with you, come on now!
    ♪ Celebration!
    ♪ Let’s all celebrate and have a good time
    ♪ Celebration!
    ♪ We gonna celebrate and have a good time…………..

  10. misterj says: Aug 8, 2009 9:13 PM

    88 passes. 1382 yards and 7 TDs doesn’t show his actual lack of talent as a WR.
    For example, how last year he was the most penalized WR behind Braylon Edwards. Or how he dropped 10% of all passes his way (10 of 142) – he was also one of the most targeted and yet least talented. Or how he broke only TWO tackles on 88 touches.
    He didn’t earn this as a workhorse, he earned it because he was in the right place at the right time, having QBs who focus on one man.

  11. formerly dystopianow says: Aug 8, 2009 9:27 PM

    I wouldn’t get to hyped about Roddy White. Saying he is the best receiver on the Falcons is like being the hottest girl working at a Home Depot, or the smartest kid with down syndrome
    ————————-
    Good Job Jimmy.. You just solidified yourself as a 12 year old dumbsh!t. Who in their right mind would say something like “the smartest kid with down syndrome.” ?

  12. DarthPirate says: Aug 8, 2009 9:40 PM

    Roddy White is overrated, although he is still
    a good receiver. His numbers will be down this year quite a bit I think.

  13. Azinine says: Aug 8, 2009 9:50 PM

    Dang. I guess the rest of the world ain’t feeling the Falcon’s optimism this year…

  14. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 8, 2009 9:53 PM

    # misterj says: August 8, 2009 9:13 PM
    88 passes. 1382 yards and 7 TDs doesn’t show his actual lack of talent as a WR.
    For example, how last year he was the most penalized WR behind Braylon Edwards. Or how he dropped 10% of all passes his way (10 of 142) – he was also one of the most targeted and yet least talented. Or how he broke only TWO tackles on 88 touches.
    He didn’t earn this as a workhorse, he earned it because he was in the right place at the right time, having QBs who focus on one man.
    ————————————————-
    10 passes dropped out of 142 is only 7% of the passes thrown his way. Perhaps using a calculator before making statements could be helpful??

  15. gb93 says: Aug 8, 2009 10:02 PM

    I wouldn’t get to hyped about Roddy White. Saying he is the best receiver on the Falcons is like being the hottest girl working at a Home Depot.
    ————————————————————
    You’re an ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

  16. gb93 says: Aug 8, 2009 10:04 PM

    I wouldn’t get to hyped about Roddy White. Saying he is the best receiver on the Falcons is like being the hottest girl working at a Home Depot, or the smartest kid with down syndrome
    ===============================
    You’re an A–Hole!!!!!

  17. misterj says: Aug 8, 2009 10:28 PM

    “10 passes dropped out of 142 is only 7% of the passes thrown his way. Perhaps using a calculator before making statements could be helpful??”
    Actually, I typoed. It’s 14 drops. Thanks for spotting it.

  18. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 8, 2009 10:36 PM

    Dang. I guess the rest of the world ain’t feeling the Falcon’s optimism this year…
    The rest of the world don’t need to be paid no mind. GO FALCONS!

  19. CurseofBoJackson says: Aug 8, 2009 10:41 PM

    Yes, we can all probably agree that Jimmy is a douche bag extraordinaire, however, I do believe that White is going to experience a decline in numbers due to teams scouting Ryan. Jimmy’s comments are indicative of a little man with little self esteem though.

  20. Hillbilly Coach says: Aug 8, 2009 11:13 PM

    The Parakeets must think they have a SB team this year.
    A second receiver on any other team becomes the bigshot in Georgia. Good luck!

  21. CmBossier says: Aug 9, 2009 2:32 AM

    Heh Can’t wait to see Roddy White go one on one with Malcolm Jenkins or Jabahri Greer ~Who Dat!~

  22. PhillyHouse says: Aug 9, 2009 2:37 AM

    I ain’t a Falcons fan at all, but the people saying Roddy is overrated must not see him play.
    Also, I’ll never understand this hatred of athletes getting their money. It’s capitalism. If you don’t like it, move to Cuba, China, or North Korea.

  23. EaglesFan says: Aug 9, 2009 3:07 AM

    Florio, first rule of internet posting. If you want others to make a report saying “Mike Florio of pft.com reports…” Then, when reporting write “Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports…”
    Signed,
    Adam Schefter

  24. tian says: Aug 9, 2009 7:12 AM

    Smart Move all around.
    Those free agent signings were a joke and couldn’t hold water being a #1 receiver. They are at best, complimentary pieces.
    Second, they looked at the tapes of last year and noticed that there were some times where Matt Ryan just painted the receiver with the ball… but there were more times that White dug out a potential interception. If those same balls were thrown to someone else, they would have been Pick 6.
    But the most important thing is that Ryan and White are a tandem. Ryan needs to see White out there to feel comfortable.

  25. screaming sheep says: Aug 9, 2009 7:35 AM

    ♪ Shut up, you still suck.

  26. empty13 says: Aug 9, 2009 9:21 AM

    mike florio is reporting
    nice use of juxtaposition
    ///////////////////////////
    how about…
    mike florio is reporting
    nice use of contrast/sarcasm
    /////////////////////////////
    jokes aside, florio has done a good job (at times) reporting on the miscreants in the nfl. at least until he put on that peacock costume.

  27. atlantafalCANS says: Aug 9, 2009 9:40 AM

    I don’t care if Roddy makes 1 catch for 3 yards all season – as long as The Falcons win the Super Bowl.
    All you people talking about Roddy’s number declining, picture this:
    Matt Ryan behind center (and behind a VERY good offensive line),
    Michael Turner in the backfield with Ovie Mughelli (for those of you who don’t know who he is-he’s easily a top 5 FB in the league),
    Tony Gozalez at TE (I’ll let that one speak for itself),
    Michael Jenkins and Roddy wideouts,
    …I can hear the theme song from COPS in the background….WHATCHA GONNA DO?!?!?!?
    *Of course Roddy’s numbers will decline when our TE’s combined for 19 catches last year and Tony G had 96 by himself! DUH…

  28. TasteTheSteel says: Aug 9, 2009 10:10 AM

    atlantafalCANS, baby steps my friend. First off your team needs back to back winning seasons befor your wish of a Super Bowl can come true.

  29. screaming sheep says: Aug 9, 2009 11:34 AM

    atlantafalCANS, that offense sounds about as powerful as New Orleans did last year. You see where their defense got them.
    You got to play on both sides of the ball. I think you win the division, by default, but no Super Bowl for you.
    And the Saints very well could push you for the division.

  30. fellorio says: Aug 9, 2009 11:50 AM

    @ JaggedMark
    They did use the same philosophy as the Federal government; they printed millions of dollars and gave it to someone who doesn’t deserve it.

  31. Dangerous Person says: Aug 9, 2009 12:05 PM

    Great news for the Falcons. With white they have one of the best offensives in the NFC. With out white they are probably just above average.
    Ryan, Turner, Gonzalez, Jenkins, Norwood, Finneran…and now White. That is a potent group of skill players.
    They had a nice OL in 2008 and they have that good FB.
    They will probably need to score 25+ points a game to get a winning season.

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