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Roddy White | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: UAB
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Roddy White will undergo surgery on his troublesome right elbow, but is expected back for Week 1.
The surgery is being called "minor," and the expectation that White will still be healed by Opening Day comes via coach Dan Quinn. Still, the injury is another indication that White's body seems to be breaking down. He also requires sporadic drainings of his knee and has been banged up in each of the last two seasons. White turns 34 years old this November. Leonard Hankerson stands to benefit with more first-team reps the rest of camp. Aug 23 - 4:42 PM

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Roddy White will miss Friday's preseason game with an elbow injury.

The injury isn't considered a major concern. White practiced all week and hasn't missed any time during camp. The Falcons are also holding out Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.
Aug 21 - 7:07 PM

Roddy White had his knee drained prior to June minicamp and expects the knee to be drained again during the 2015 season.

Knee drainings are generally routine, non-surgical procedures, but may be concerning for White coming off back-to-back injury-plagued seasons. White actually hinted doctors told him to have surgery, but he is going to play through the knee "irritation" instead. "It's not a concern to me because it's just like a little irritation," said White. "My cartilage in my knee is not smooth. It's kind of rippled. You can elect to have surgery, but I just decided not to because I'm not a surgery guy. I just don't want to do it." White turns 34 this November.
Jul 29 - 5:29 PM

Roddy White said the Falcons aren't "going to be passing 35-40 times a game."

The Falcons averaged 39.5 pass attempts per game last year, third-most in the league. Unless third-round pick Tevin Coleman emerges, Atlanta's running game should be just as stagnant as it was in 2014. Though White might disagree, we expect Atlanta to rely heavily on the pass again this season. Perhaps White was hinting at his own reduced role in the offense. White mentioned previously he's "not worried" about how many targets he gets.
Jun 14 - 11:16 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Roddy White "wasn't himself a year ago due to a variety of injuries and age catching up to him."

We'd agree. Fighting nagging knee and ankle injuries, White finished with a respectable 80-921-7 line but couldn't threaten defenses over the top and offered nothing after the catch. Now 33 years old, he's going to fall further down the cliff and also gets a downgrade in scheme. Kyle Shanahan offenses pepper the "X" receiver (Julio Jones) with monstrous volume and treat the No. 2 wideout as a complementary piece.
May 26 - 9:20 AM

Roddy White caught 8-of-12 targets for 104 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

He also ended up losing a critical fumble, however, leading to a four-yard Cam Newton rushing touchdown on the following play. After posting six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, White has now failed to top the mark in back-to-back years as he's battled numerous nagging injuries at 33 years old. His 2014 ends with 80 grabs for 921 yards and seven touchdowns. White is still a fine No. 2 receiver and WR3, but he's clearly on the downslope of his career. The Falcons just signed White a new four-year deal back in July, so he'll return for another season opposite Julio Jones.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:52:00 PM

Roddy White (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17.

He'll be in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Panthers.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Roddy White (ankle) returned to Falcons practice Thursday.

White will be good to go opposite Julio Jones in Sunday's NFC South title game against the Panthers.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Roddy White caught 6-of-9 targets for 55 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

White dropped a longish catch that would have made his stat line look a little prettier, but the reality is White does not have a ton of juice left in his legs. He will have a decent matchup against the Panthers Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Roddy White (knee) is officially active for Week 16 against the Saints.

White's status was never in doubt after getting in a full session on Friday. He is a more of a WR3 with Julio Jones returning to the lineup.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Roddy White (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. White was just taking a maintenance day Wednesday. The knee doesn't appear to be a real issue, but the 33-year-old's upside is capped by a lack of juice in his legs.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Roddy White (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

It's a new injury for White, who played 57-of-60 snaps in Week 15. White will be a top-25 receiver play if Julio Jones (hip) doesn't return this week.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Roddy White caught seven passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

He was targeted 10 times, but still finished second on the team behind Harry Douglas (14) in the category with Julio Jones (hip) inactive. White worked mostly against CB Antwon Blake, who was filling in for Ike Taylor on Sunday. White's score came from four yards away in the fourth quarter. He'll be a WR2/3 next week against the Saints, whom he posted 6-72-1 against in the season opener.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Roddy White (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

The Falcons are limiting White's reps after he escaped Monday's loss without setbacks. White has admitted he's not 100 percent, but played 63-of-67 snaps against the Packers. He'll be a target hog against the Steelers if Julio Jones (hip) can't suit up.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Roddy White (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It confirms White didn't have any setbacks in Monday night's loss. With Julio Jones up in the air for Week 15, he could see an increase in targets. White is on the WR2 radar against the Steelers.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Rex Grossman
3T.J. Yates
4Sean Renfree
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Antone Smith
4Terron Ward
5Jerome Smith
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
2Collin Mooney
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Justin Hardy
4Carlton Mitchell
5Marquez Clark
WR21Roddy White
2Leonard Hankerson
3Eric Weems
4Bernard Reedy
5Nick Williams
WR31Leonard Hankerson
TE1Jacob Tamme
2Tony Moeaki
3Levine Toilolo
4Mickey Shuler
5D.J. Tialavea
K1Matt Bryant