After 11 seasons in Atlanta, Roddy White’s time has come to an end.
Falcons announced they released wide receiver Roddy White.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2016
Despite a down year last season, Roddy White has tallied 808 receptions, 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career. At the age of 34, it’s been reported that he wants to play for two more years but who should be interested in his services?
1- CAROLINA PANTHERS
This seems like a good fit to me. Cam Newton had an awesome MVP award-winning year with very mediocre weapons on offense. Cam did everything he could to make Ted Ginn Jr, Corey Brown and rookie Devin Funchess look like legit receivers. With aging Jerricho Couchery becoming a free agent, the offense could really use Roddy White’s ability and veteran leadership. With Kelvin Benjamin expected to return from his knee injury, White could also serve as insurance plan to work Benjamin back slowly. Playing within the division would also give White a litte extra fire to play well.
2- BALTIMORE RAVENS
There is something about Ravens and veteran wide receivers that just works. Former Panthers receiver Steve Smith totaled only 64 receptions for 745 yards in his last season in Carolina. In his first year with the Ravens, Smith caught 79 passes for 1,065 yard. Smith was used as a deep threat as his 15 receptions for over 20-yards proves. Breshad Perriman was expected to play a huge role for the team after being drafted with the 26th overall pick in the 2015. Unfortunately Perriman did not play a snap during his rookie year due to injury. With him being one year behind already, Roddy White could play a huge role in a Joe Flacco led offense.
3- DALLAS COWBOYS
We saw exactly what happened when they Cowboys were forced to play without their Pro Bowl caliber receiver Dez Bryant. Yes, I know missing Tony Romo played a role in the teams 4-12 season but the team’s other receivers, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Lucky Whitehead found themselves unable to get open on numerous accounts without Dez on the field demanding a double team. Roddy White still has something in the tank if you ask me. He would be a very serviceable weapon in the red zone for the Cowboys.
Only time will tell how things will unfold for Roddy White going forward. If he comes with a reasonable price tag, these three teams should be giving him a call.