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Roddy White, Falcons expected to agree on extension in offseason

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The Falcons dropped to 2-9 on Thursday night, continuing a season that has seen just about everything that could go wrong wind up going wrong in Atlanta.

All that misery doesn’t appear to have soured wide receiver Roddy White on sticking around beyond 2014, however. Nor have ankle and hamstring issues that have seriously limited White this season soured the Falcons on keeping him around.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that White and the Falcons are expected to agree to terms on a “reasonable” extension before White’s contract expires after next season. White is set to count $6.3 million against the cap next season and an extension could slash that number down.

Any money saved could be used to help rebuild the team’s offensive line in the offseason, something that’s a necessity after watching the unit fail time and again this season. There’s also going to be a need to extend Julio Jones, whose rookie deal is up after next season. Reasonable probably won’t come up much in the discussion of that contract, which reportedly hasn’t started yet, since Jones is set up for a deal on line with the top receivers in the league.

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8 Responses to “Roddy White, Falcons expected to agree on extension in offseason”
  1. ravenswhat says: Nov 22, 2013 7:20 AM

    He’ll sign for big and then in 2 years they will tell him to take a big pay cut or walk. Cheapest business in all of sports.

    Kill em on the guaranteed Roddy. You deserve it.

  2. jjb0811 says: Nov 22, 2013 7:56 AM

    Hanging onto relics. Thats why teams have a scouting department, find new players. J. Jones is #1, they need someone opposite of him & in the slot not an injured 30 something year old.

  3. ccjcsr says: Nov 22, 2013 8:04 AM

    All that money going towards (3) offensive players (Ryan, Jones, White) = a decade of mediocrity at best

  4. richiebburg says: Nov 22, 2013 8:14 AM

    Harry Douglas is better

  5. blackngold4life says: Nov 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    Don’t do it!!

  6. daysend564 says: Nov 22, 2013 10:35 AM

    Why? The guy is a shell of the player he used to be.

  7. jkaflagg says: Nov 22, 2013 4:51 PM

    Roddy has had a fine career (especially since he looked like a possible bust after his first two seasons), but the Falcons can’t ignore the fact that WRs who play 9-10 years are going to slow down and become more injury-prone – something we are seeing with Roddy already. Have to assume that any extension will be heavily incentive-laden, although my understanding is that with a veteran like White this type of contract is more difficult to craft.

  8. 504in860 says: Nov 23, 2013 11:14 PM

    Colston > White

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