Falcons officially cut ties with Roddy White

The Atlanta Falcons have released receiver Roddy White.

What It Means:

White was selected 27th overall by the Falcons in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Alabama-Birmingham. White is the Falcons' all-time leading receiver, with 808 catches and 10,863 receiving yards in 11 seasons with the team.

White -- who will be entering his age-35 season next fall -- struggled in 2015, catching 43 passes for 503 yards and one score. Among the 74 wideouts to see at least 60 targets last season, White ranked 54th in Reception Net Expected Points per target. This move potentially opens the door for Justin Hardy, a fourth-round selection in 2015, to take over the No. 2 receiver duties. Atlanta could also spend an early-round pick on a wideout.

Source: NFL.com