Roddy White says he’ll only play for contender, or will retire

Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who was released from the team in March after 11 seasons, says he has had opportunities to sign with other clubs but only wants to play for a Super Bowl contender, otherwise he plans to retire.

“When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers, I was like, ‘Wow, I really don’t want to go there,’” White told the Journal-Constitution. “I knew I couldn’t win with any of those teams. At this point of my career, I don’t want to be dragging my feet in Week 13 just to have an opportunity to be 4-10 next week.”

The 34-year-old, who left the Falcons as their all-time leading receiver in receptions and yardage, says he is staying in shape in case a team phones him. But he added there are only “maybe six teams,” he would play for.

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