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Roddy White says he is not mad over his lack of catches

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Roddy White is trying to remain a team player while admitting frustration over his role in the Atlanta Falcons’ offense.

White, who is the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, only has six catches and 92 yards this season for the 4-0 Falcons. Though he is happy about his team’s success, he told ESPN he was frustrated with his role.

“For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes,” White told ESPN.com in an article published Tuesday. “I’m not out here just f—ing around just to sit around to just block f—ing people all day. It’s not what I want to do.

“I’ve contributed to offenses for this franchise for the last nine, 10 years. It always bothers me when I go out and don’t catch any balls in a game because it hasn’t happened in so long.”

For now the Falcons are supporting White and saying that his mindset is a good one to have.

White is also trying to ensure people do not think he is disgruntled. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he just wants to win.

“This is nothing to get mad over,” White said. “I can’t control no plays that are being called in the huddle. All I can do is run the routes I’m supposed to run on the play and do my job. That’s all I can do.”

White is confident balls will begin to come his way. He recognizes that he is the third option in the passing offense, which means it takes longer for Matt Ryan to look his way.

White is 34 now and had years as the team’s primary option. It was only a matter of time before the team started to change its receiver pecking order. Just few expected it to happen so quickly after White posted 80 catches for 921 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

Roddy White defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

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Outside of the New England Patriots organization, we have heard very little reaction from around the NFL in the wake of the Deflategate report. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White changed that on Friday.

White defended Brady in a tweet and said it is “ridiculous” that people want to see the quarterback suspended.

The Ted Wells report made it seem fairly obvious that Brady knew Patriots equipment managers were illegally deflating footballs. One report indicated that Brady could be facing “everything” as potential punishment, and some are calling for him to be suspended for multiple games and even the entire 2015 season.

It will be interesting to see what the NFL decides to do with the report, which clearly stated that it is “more probable than not” that Brady was aware of the illegal activity. The league could reportedly make a ruling as early as Friday afternoon.

Some of Brady’s own teammates have come to his defense, most notably Rob Gronkowski with this hilarious video. White is one of the first players from an opposing team to defend Brady.

Roddy White complains Adrian Peterson will cost him in fantasy

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Leave it to Roddy White to deliver another swell opinion on life.

The controversial and outspoken Atlanta Falcons wide receiver complained on Twitter Friday that Adrian Peterson being deactivated would probably cost him his fantasy matchup.

Jesus help us? There’s a difference between “disciplining” a child and excessively beating one. Someone needs to explain that to White and show him these pictures of the child’s injuries:

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White later deleted the tweet and apologized:

Previous Roddy White Twitter controversies:
Roddy White defends Joe Paterno, Penn State
Roddy White sends anti-gay tweet
Roddy White calls ESPN analysts hypocrites over drunk driving
Roddy White rips sponsor Reebok

Roddy White’s brother shot and killed outside club

Roddy-White-FalconsRoddy White’s brother was reportedly shot and killed outside a nightclub in South Carolina early Saturday morning. Tryone Moore Jr., 21, died of a gunshot wound, according to The Post and Courier.

Moore was White’s half-brother. He lived with the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver for several years back when he was attending high school in Atlanta. White and Moore were raised by their mother Joenethia White.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Lake House Club at 2:51 a.m. Saturday. The shots were allegedly fired during an altercation, and detectives are still searching for a suspect

Our thoughts are with White and his family.

Roddy White follows through with bet, gives fan Dylan Hoyt season tickets

Roddy-White-NFC-PreviewIt looks like nonstop pressure from the Twitter world has won out with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. As most of you have heard by now, White told a fan on Twitter that he would give him season tickets if Mercer somehow beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament. The shocking upset happened, and White later said he was only giving the fan tickets to one game.

The 32-year-old veteran used the lame excuse that gambling is illegal in the NFL, though promising a fan tickets isn’t really gambling. The fan, Dylan Hoyt, was a great sport about the entire thing and said he did not want to become a distraction to the Falcons. On Thursday, White changed his mind and decided he will give Hoyt season tickets and then some.

Hoyt happily accepted the gift and took another jab at White over the Blue Devils’ early exit from the tournament.

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Roddy White will not give fan season tickets because ‘it’s illegal to gamble in the NFL’

Roddy-White-FalconsRoddy White is a huge Duke fan, and like most others he was extremely confident that the Blue Devils would get past Mercer in their first game of the NCAA Tournament. We all know what happened in that game, and those of you who don’t can watch this Mercer player dance to refresh your memory.

Prior to the game, White responded to a Twitter follower who told him Mercer was going to beat Duke. He said he would give the Chicago Bears fan season tickets in the first row at the 50-yard-line if Duke lost. White said a few days later that he would give the guy tickets to the Bears game instead.

He hasn’t stopped hearing about it since. Fans want to see White follow through with his promise. His excuse for not doing so is incredibly lame.

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Roddy White owes fan prime season tickets after Duke loss to Mercer

Roddy WhiteRoddy White’s big mouth got him in trouble again, and it remains to be seen whether or not he’s going to pay up.

White is a big sports fan and loves to tweet about whatever sports he’s watching. He often talks about his Boston Celtics or Duke Blue Devils.

On Tuesday, he was tweeting about his Blue Devils and saying he thought they would win the championship.

Then he said his Celtics should draft Jabari Parker.

Then he explained how Rodney Hood would be a key factor in Duke’s tournament run:

And then White sent the tweet that could cost him after a Twitter person told him Mercer was going to beat Duke:

Sure enough, Mercer won the game. Roddy has been silent on Twitter since then.

We’re guessing he’ll find a way to back out. No way he really gives the fan tickets on the 50-yard line, right?

UPDATE: Shortly after we published and the story received attention, White addressed the matter over Twitter.

Better than nothing, right?

H/T Alex Kennedy

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