by Jason Cole
November 22, 02013
The Atlanta Falcons have yet to open contract negotiations with wide receiver Roddy White on an extension, but the team is expected to rework his contract in the offseason to keep him with the Falcons through the end of his career.
White has one year remaining on his contract. His 2014 salary cap number is $6.35 million, including a base salary of $5 million. A source indicated that White would like to work out a new deal in the offseason and a Falcons source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport this week that the team would like to do so as well.
White, 32, signed a six-year, $50 million contract in 2009 after a brief holdout. White had been one of the most durable players in the league coming into this season, but has missed two games and has been hampered throughout the season because of ankle and hamstring injuries.
White has 20 catches for 209 yards and one touchdown this season. He has not missed a game in his career before this season and had six consecutive years with at least 1,100 yards receiving.
Fair market value for a player with White’s age and experience would likely be a three-year, $18 million deal that would also reduce White’s cap charge for 2014. That would give the Falcons flexibility to improve the roster.
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