Roddy gets $50 million
Brian McIntyre of FalconsInsider.com reports that the Falcons agreed Saturday night to a contract extension of holdout wide receiver Roddy White that is worth $50 million over six years and includes $18.6 million guaranteed.
White was set to make $2.28 million in salary this season, and opted to hold out of training camp since it was the final year of the contract he signed in 2005 as a rookie. White was set to become a restricted free agent if the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement was not extended before the start of next off-season, severely limited his ability to test the open market for a big money contract. White missed a full week of practice as the Falcons training camp began on Saturday, August 1.
It was reported that White was seeking a contract on par with top-paid Larry Fitzgerald, who received a four-year $40 million contract that included $30 million guaranteed in 2008. Per Pro Football Talk.com, White will receive just under $28 million over the next three years.