When you think of the Atlanta Falcons of today, you don’t get very far without Roddy White coming to mind. The wide our has been a mainstay in Atlanta since being drafted by the team in the first round in 2005. But after 11 seasons, the team has cut White.
This isn’t too surprising, as the 34-year-old’s skill have tapered off. Julio Jones’ emergence has dwarfed White’s presence and has been relegated to an afterthought. It will be interesting to see if he is picked up by another team.
“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.”