What's Buzzing:

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension

The Associated Press
Falcons WR White agrees to 4-year extension
.

View gallery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

Terms haven't been 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 Friday.

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

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.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

View Comments (19)
  • Cueto moved up, Samardzija to Sunday

    Johnny Cueto was set to start for San Francisco against the New York Yankees on Saturday and Jeff Samardzija in the series finale, which Giants manager Bruce Bochy said was his plan all long. Samardzija had been listed as Saturday's starter, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • Pirates recall pitcher Glasnow to start against Phillies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Right-hander Tyler Glasnow has been recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis and will make his second major league start Saturday when he faces the Philadelphia Phillies. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Reigning Brickyard champ Busch wins pole

    Reigning Brickyard champ Busch wins pole

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Busch will try to defend his Brickyard 400 win from the pole Sunday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Lucescu wins first trophy as Zenit coach

    Lucescu wins first trophy as Zenit coach

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mircea Lucescu won his first competition since taking over as coach when Zenit St Petersburg beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 to retain the Russian Super Cup on Saturday. Brazilian midfielder Jose Mauricio scored the only goal in the 22nd … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Rosberg’s Hungarian Grand Prix pole under investigation

    Rosberg’s Hungarian Grand Prix pole under investigation

    By Abhishek Takle BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg seized pole in a rain-delayed qualifying session for Sunday's Hungarian F1 Grand Prix but the world championship leader is under investigation after failing to slow for yellow flags that hindered … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago