Roddy White contract: Falcons WR expected to sign extension

Kevin C. Cox

Roddy White is expected to remain with the team that drafted him.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is expected to sign a long-term deal to remain with the organization, according to the NFL Network.

Ian Rapoport reports that he expects the sides to reach a "reasonable extension," but there is no indication on what potential terms would be at this time. Deciding on terms will be complicated by the cash-strapped Falcons, who are expected to have salary cap issues in 2014. White held out the last time they tried to work on an extension, finally settling for a 6-year deal that made him the league's fifth-highest paid wide receiver.

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White is on pace for the worst season of his career. Offensive struggles paired with a series of injuries have created a scenario where it's unlikely he'll pass 400 yards receiving this season -- a career first. His best game came in a Week 5 matchup against the New York Jets where he caught four passes for 45 yards, but fumbled the ball.

Discussion of extending White could be influenced by the season-ending injury to Julio Jones. Atlanta is in dire need of offensive consistency entering an offseason where Jones will be recovering and tight end Tony Gonzalez is almost certainly retiring.

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