Earlier this week it was reported that Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension. While the two parties did in fact agree on an extension, it was settled at three years, $23 million.
Roddy White three-year extension worth $23 million, $7.55M bonus, salaries $3M, $2.2M, $2.75M, $3M; $500,000 roster bonus due June 3, 2015
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 29, 2014
The new extension will keep White with the Falcons for another four seasons, and likely the remainder of his career.
White has spent all nine seasons of his illustrious NFL career with the Falcons, amassing quite an impressive stat line over the years. Going into his 10th season, White has compiled 685 receptions for 9,436 yards and 55 touchdowns. His accolades also include being a four time NFL Pro Bowler, as well as an All-Pro in 2010.
White has also been an iron man for the Falcons throughout the years. Going into last season, White was hobbled by an ankle and hamstring injury, but played through it valiantly. In week 7, the injuries were too much for White to handle, and he was forced to sit out of an NFL game for the first time in his nine year career.
Prior to sitting out in week 7, White had played in 133 straight games, which is quite the feat. White’s time with the Falcons has made him an adored figure in Atlanta, and they hope to reward him with a Super Bowl title before he hangs up his cleat for good.