Falcons release WR Roddy White after 11 seasons

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Falcons release team's all-time leading receiver Roddy White
Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Roddy White, the team announced.

White, 34, is the Falcons' all-time leading receiver. He played all 11 years of his career in Atlanta and totaled 63 receiving touchdowns and 10,863 receiving yards. Last season, White posted 43 receptions for 506 yards and one touchdown.

“Roddy is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform, and even more importantly he is a man of tremendous character that I and my entire family have profound personal affection and respect for,” owner Arthur Blank said in a statement. “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.

“Roddy will forever be part of the Falcons family and I'm confident our fans will always remember and be grateful for the exemplary way he has represented them over the last 11 years.”

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White had two years remaining on the three-year extension he signed in July 2014.

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