White: No 'hard feelings toward Shanahan'

Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White claims offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahn (left) wanted him off the team since his arrival on January 2015.

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Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White claims offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahn (left) wanted him off the team since his arrival on January 2015.

Wide receiver Roddy White is still trying to turn the page on his storied 11-year career with the Falcons.

After the team’s all-time leading receiver was released via text while traveling outside the country last Wednesday, White and his agent, Jonathan Feinsod, have suggested that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan orchestrated his ouster.

“Nah, I don’t have hard feelings toward Shanahan,” White said in a phone interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We didn’t really have a relationship.”

» Read Roddy's full comments on myAJC

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said releasing White was his decision alone and that he did not consult Shanahan.

White said he didn’t mind receiving his release by text. He missed the original call from Quinn. However, he insisted that Shanahan had been trying to replace him since he arrived in January 2015.

» Read the Falcons' response to Roddy's comments on myAJC

White, 34, went from 125 targets and 80 catches with seven touchdowns in 2014 to 70 targets and 43 catches with one touchdown in his final season with Atlanta.