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Roddy White: Would be a tragedy if I leave Atlanta


Roddy White's future in Atlanta remains in question after compiling just 506 receiving yards and one touchdown in 2015.

For his part, the receiver doesn't want to be jettisoned by the Falcons after 11 seasons.

"It would be a tragedy if I had to leave," White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

White has averaged 713 yards over his past three seasons and is due $4.25 million in salary and bonuses in 2016. The Falcons could save the $4.25 million on the cap by cutting him with a post-June 1 designation (spreading the cap hit over two years) with just $1.9 million in dead money.

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The 34 year old said no one in the Falcons' organization has indicated to him whether or not he will return.

"No, I haven't spoken to anybody," White said. "I haven't been given clarity about anything."

But if he had a guess?

"I'd bet every dollar I had that I'm going to be a Falcon," White said.

White admitted his optimism could be for effect, but said it's a representation of how much he wants to remain in Atlanta.

There were several occasions during the 2015 season that White griped he wasn't part of the offense, but told the AJC he "didn't have any problem" with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on a personal level.

"Do I wish I could be a more significant part of the offense? Absolutely," White said. "But that's not what they wanted me to do and you have to enjoy and embrace the role you have."

Whether or not White will have any role to embrace in Atlanta in 2016 remains to be seen.


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