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Roddy White cut after 11 seasons with the Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons cut Roddy White after 11 seasons

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After 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White has been released; the team has confirmed.

White was selected by the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft and has gone on to catch over 800 passes and almost 11,000 receiving yards during his career.

Key members of the Atlanta hierarchy have been quick to pay tribute to the veteran receiver.

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General manager Thomas Dimitroff said: "We have a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for what Roddy has meant to this community and organization. He is a great teammate and one of the all-time great Falcons. We thank Roddy for everything he has meant to this organization and we wish him success as he continues his career."

Team head coach Dan Quinn also added: "Roddy is one of the best competitors and warriors I have ever been around. He was one of the first players I reached out to when I was hired here, and I want to thank him for his professionalism and leadership.

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"Although this was a difficult decision, we feel this is best for everyone as we continue to put this team together, not just for the 2016 season, but for the future as well."

The former UAB Blazers star owns the franchise record for overall career touchdowns with 63 scores.

White ranks incredibly well amongst active NFL players, placing seventh in targets (1,376), eighth in receiving yards (10,863), ninth in receptions (808), and tenth in total touchdowns (63).

White was named a first-team All-Pro in 2010 and went to four straight Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011.

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