Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension
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In this Aug. 8, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) smiles on the sideline during a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
In this Aug. 8, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) smiles on the sideline during a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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In this Dec. 29, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes a touchdown catch against Carolina Panthers strong safety Quintin Mikell during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
In this Dec. 29, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes a touchdown catch against Carolina Panthers strong safety Quintin Mikell during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on Thursday, the eve of training camp.

Terms were not released.

With players reporting for camp throughout the afternoon, White was not available for comment.

Coming off a 4-12 season, Atlanta is counting on a return to full health for both White and receiver Julio Jones.

White, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, missed three games last year with ankle and hamstring injuries before finishing with 43 catches for 502 yards and two touchdowns over the last five weeks.

Jones, a Pro Bowl invitee in 2012 and the sixth overall draft pick three years ago, broke his foot in an Oct. 7 home loss to the New York Jets. He was leading the NFL with 41 catches and ranked second in yards receiving at the time.

Atlanta picked up the 2015 option on Jones’ contract in April.

White holds the team records for career receptions (685) and yards receiving (9,436). But he battled ankle and hamstring injuries last season, missing three games.

The Falcons open training camp today.

White arrived in Atlanta nine years ago as a first-round draft pick out of UAB.

He later acknowledged that immaturity and a substandard work ethic led to his struggling in 2005 and ’06, but White said he cast those problems aside to become a productive receiver in ’07.

Two years ago, White became the sixth NFL player with six straight seasons of at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards receiving.



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