Falcons WR White agrees to contract extension

Saturday, Aug 8, 2009 8:53 PM
Last updated 9:19 PM
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White has agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons.

Roddy White drops a pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos in 2008.  Associated Press
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Roddy White drops a pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos in 2008.

The team announced the deal Saturday.

White set a franchise record with 1,382 receiving yards last season, ranking fourth in the NFL, and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance. He became the first Falcons receiver in a decade to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and the first in club history to tally back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons.

Getting White in camp was a top priority for the Matt Ryan-led offense, especially after third receiver Harry Douglas was lost for the season after tearing up his knee during a routine drill.

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