Falcons WR Roddy White hoping to play 2 to 3 more years
White told 680 The Fan he plans on padding his team receiving records, which include most yards in a single season (1,389 in 2010), career yards (10,357 and counting), receptions (765 and counting), most yards in a game (210 vs. the San Francisco 49ers in 2009) and most seasons with 1,000+ yards (six).
"Actually, I feel pretty good. Throughout the end of the season, I felt like my legs were under me," White said. "I wish I hadn't missed two games. That was my goal this year, to get through the year completely healthy, but that didn't happen for me. I feel I could play two or three more years, if I could just stay healthy through the whole course of a season and not miss any games."
This season, White played in 14 games, catching 80 passes for 921 yards and seven touchdowns. This season and 2013 were the only of his 10-year career in which he failed to play in all 16 games.
White was a 1,000-yard receiver for six straight seasons from 2007 to 2012. He entered the league in 2005, when the Falcons drafted him in the first round out of UAB.
The Falcons finished the season 6-10, missing the playoffs for the second straight season. Head coach Mike Smith was dismissed last month after seven seasons, and the team remains active in its coaching search.
- Mike Fiammetta