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Will a Contending NFL Team Sign Roddy White for the 2016 Season?

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 14: Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons runs after a reception in the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Veteran wide receiver Roddy White is still without a team for the 2016 season and is beginning to consider his options for his NFL career. White has been contacted by multiple teams, but he was not interested in their services as he is looking to play for a contender at this point of his career.

White will consider retirement if the right team does not offer him a spot on its roster. “I’m considering playing for a winner, but if I’m not I’m fine just where I’m at right now,” said White.

White has career numbers of 10,863 yards on 808 catches and 63 touchdowns and is continuing to workout in preparation for a potential offer. White has clearly been on the decline the past few seasons, but he can still add a veteran presence on a contending roster.

At this stage of his career, White is in no rush to sign with a team and will be patient. White has plans this summer including spending time with his family as he stated, “I’ve got the kid obligations for the summer and vacations I have to do.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would seem to be a logical fit to reunite White with former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, but the Buccaneers do not fit the criteria of a championship contender.

It will be interesting to see whether White lands with a contender or ends his NFL career, but White hopes to retire a Falcon regardless. “I would love to [retire a Falcon], when that time comes,” White said. “I’ve been in Atlanta one-third of my life, so it’s been sweet.”

If this is the end for White’s career it surely was a success even without a Super Bowl. White will go down as arguably the best wide receiver in Falcons history.

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