Falcons reach four-year extension with WR Roddy White

The Atlanta Falcons and receiver Roddy White agreed to a four-year contract extension Thursday morning, the same day veterans report to training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga.

The club's Twitter feed claimed the four-time Pro Bowler is now a "Falcon for life!" However contract details were not revealed.

Despite an injury-plagued 2013, White has produced extensively in Atlanta and is the Falcons' all-time leader in receptions (685), and receiving yards (9,436). He had at least 83 grabs and 1,100 yards in each season from 2007 through 2012 before being limited to 63 catches for 711 yards in the team's disappointing free fall last year.

With Julio Jones returning from a broken foot and tight end Tony Gonzalez retired, quarterback Matt Ryan will likely need White to again be a go-to playmaker if the team is to rise back to the top of the NFC South standings.

White, a first-round pick in 2005, was entering the final season of a six-year, $43 million extension he signed in 2009.


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