About an hour ago, the Atlanta Falcons cut 11 year veteran Roddy White, their franchise leader in almost every receiving statistical category. White has played all 11 seasons in Atlanta, and has seen his fair share of ups and downs with the franchise. He played with the likes of Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, and most recently Matt Ryan behind center. White has seen a steady decline in recent seasons, slowly going from 115 catches in 2010 to a depressing 43 this past year.
However, there is a chance White has a little bit left in the tank, and what better option to fill the holes of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu when they leave for free agency. Sure, White comes with a couple of questions and concerns, but if the Bengals can sign him to a deal around $4 million per year, he would be a great fit in the Cincinnati offense. White would be a key addition to an offense that already features deep threat AJ Green and middle of the field blanket Tyler Eifert as weapons, and Andy Dalton behind the wheel of it all.
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With Jones and Sanu both being free agents, the Bengals need to make a couple moves to take some of the pressure off of Green this season. Drafting a guy in the first three rounds is an obvious, but signing a veteran wideout should be just as obvious. If it isn’t White, there are other options out there such as Anquan Boldin, Brandon LaFell, or even Marques Colston. No matter who they decide to look at, it is a sad day in the career of Roddy White. So here is to new beginnings, Roddy.