Roddy White retires from football after 11 seasons

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Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White spent a whole year on the sidelines, and realized today he was finished with football.

White just put out word on Twitter that he was retiring as a player, thanking the Falcons and owner Arthur Blank for his 11 years there.

White didn’t play last year, but that didn’t keep him from continuing to gripe about the Falcons offense. He had problems with his own role two years ago, not handling the inevitable effects of age particularly well, but mostly targeting former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

While he wasn’t always the biggest fan of ours here at PFT, White had an excellent career, going to four Pro Bowls and finishing with 808 catches for 10,863 yards (both in the top 40 all-time) and 63 touchdowns.

19 responses to “Roddy White retires from football after 11 seasons

  1. I dont blame him for his recent outburts. He was targeted as someone to cut bait with and he sensed it. That and he was diminishing but was still productive.. Idk man

  2. Would love to say something nice, but as a Saints fan he had little nice to say about us and our city, so… I’ll do what my momma said and say nothing. Good receiver in his time, how ’bout that? Kind enough?

  3. I heard some hilarious radio interviews with him; he seemed like a really upbeat and fun guy.
    Time will hopefully diminish any recent sour grapes so that he can be remembered for his whole body of work rather than late career decline, which happens to almost all players.
    Great that he is giving back to the kids through coaching.

  4. He was one of the best blocking WRs ever! He was strong, rugged and could fly! Shanahan didn’t like him from day 1!!! Roddy is an apex male! He was never a locker room cancer always a team player! He was unfairly characterized by those who knew nothing about him! Best to you , Roddy, enjoy your life!

  5. Seriously… ALL-PRO Tony Gonzalez, ALL-PRO Roddy White, ALL-PRO Julio Jones, and a 5th ranked DEFENSE (in 2012)?!?

    Yet… Andy Dalton gets blamed for everything.

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:12 PM
    Seriously… ALL-PRO Tony Gonzalez, ALL-PRO Roddy White, ALL-PRO Julio Jones, and a 5th ranked DEFENSE (in 2012)?!?

    Yet… Andy Dalton gets blamed for everything.

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    No one blames Dalton for anything. He’s an avg QB in a good system. There are literally no expectations for him. The brunt of the expectations falls on the D to carry the team and not throw ill advised headshots when you’re a game away from winning your first playoff game in like 100 years.

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