Dimitroff: No decision yet on Roddy White’s future



FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has not made a decision on releasing or retaining wide receiver Roddy White, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver who had a dramatic statistical drop off last season.

“Roddy is still under contract here,” Dimitroff said.

The Falcons are scouting the wide receiver class for this draft heavily. They interviewed Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller at the Senior Bowl.

“We are in the process here of looking at, as you know, we are talking about the changes in the organization on the personnel side,” Dimitroff said. “We’re obviously very focused on what is going to happen with our personnel. We are smack, dab in the middle of that.

“We haven’t made final decisions on anyone as far as moving on from people or moving on from people or re-doing contracts right at this moment.”

White, 34, who has two years remaining on his contract, caught 43 passes last season. He averaged 88.2 catches per season over the previous eight seasons.

He has a salary cap number of $6.2 million, but is set to receive a base salary of $3 million. White’s not interested in renegotiating his contract and wants to play for the team when the new Stadium opens for the 2017 season.

White, who was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft, is the team’s all-time leader in catches (808), yards (10,863) and touchdowns (63). He’s a four-time Pro Bowler and was a first-team All-Pro pick in 2010 after he led the league with 115 receptions.

If White is cut, he’d likely be snapped up quickly by Carolina, Tampa Bay or Tennessee.


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