Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) is tackled after a catch by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons working on Roddy White contract extension


The Atlanta Falcons don’t want to lose Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White to free agency, so they know a new deal is all but inevitable.

But more than that, Atlanta would like to reduce White’s rather large $6.35 million dollar cap hit as he enters the final year of his contract which is why the two sides are expected to begin work on a contract extension, this according to ESPN.

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would revisit contract extensions after free agency and the NFL draft.

Well, the free-agency frenzy and draft have concluded.

Dimitroff and the Falcons can now address unfinished business regarding some of their veterans. One player who immediately comes to mind is receiver Roddy White, who anticipated receiving an extension after the draft, not anytime sooner.

White, who will be 33 come November, said he’s wanting to play another three to four seasons before hanging up the cleats. That should give Atlanta plenty of contractual options to work with, though Vaughn McClure suggests the Falcons could present White with a deal similar to what the Indianapolis Colts offered Reggie Wayne (three-year, $17.5 million).

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