Wide Receiver (WR) Roddy White Has Been Cut From The Atlanta Falcons !!!
|The Atlanta Falcons Has Made A Huge Mistake !!!|
After a contentious 2015, the Falcons are moving on from Roddy White, the greatest receiver in franchise history.
The team made an official announcement Wednesday afternoon.
White was a first-round draft pick by the team in 2005 and went on to catch 808 passes for 10,863 yards. His 2015 season ended with just 43 catches for 506 yards and one touchdown.
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“I have developed a special relationship with him over the years, my children have grown admiring him and our partners and I all share a debt of gratitude for what he has meant to us and our team.
Truly, there are no words to adequately express my thanks for all he has meant to me, my family, the Falcons and to this community, both on and off the field.
He has been a difference maker in every way and has touched numerous lives here in Atlanta.
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“It is always a challenge to balance how we feel about a particular player with the implications of the salary cap, as well as the clear commitment we have to our fans and stakeholders to assemble a championship-caliber roster each and every year,” continued Blank.
“After a lot of discussion with Thomas (Dimitroff), Dan (Quinn), and others, the difficult decision we’ve made today was ultimately driven by the need to address some key areas on our roster and ultimately to meet that commitment.”
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"Decisions like these are always difficult, but this was one of the most difficult decisions I have been a part of in my years of football," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement released by the team.
"We have a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for what Roddy has meant to this community and organization. He is a great teammate and one of the all-time great Falcons.
We thank Roddy for everything he has meant to this organization and we wish him success as he continues his career."
White was not shy about expressing his displeasure with Atlanta's offense a year ago. In a moment of frustration midway through the 2015 campaign, White talked about how he had slipped below
"For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes," White told reports. "I'm not out here just (expletive) around just to sit around to just block (expletive) people all day. It's not what I want to do.
"I've contributed to offenses for this franchise for the last nine, 10 years. It always bothers me when I go out and don't catch any balls in a game because it hasn't happened in so long."
The South Carolina native owns the franchise record for receiving and overall touchdowns with 63 scores during his career.
Among active players, White ranks seventh in targets (1,376), eighth in receiving yards (10,863), ninth in receptions (808), and 10th in touchdowns (63).
He is one of 33 players in NFL history to catch more than 800 passes, and one of 45 players to record at least 10,000 receiving yards.
The veteran wide out was named a first-team All Pro in 2010 and went to four straight Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011.