Longtime Falcons WR Roddy White makes retirement official

Former NFL receiver Roddy White, however, doesn’t understand the why Newton is taking so much heat.

Eleven-year NFL wide receiver Roddy White, who spent his entire career with the Falcons, officiallyannounced his retirement Friday.

Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn't play last season after being cut in the offseason.

Hecomplained last summerabout his time with the Falcons and, after the Super Bowl, aboutthen-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but White thanked Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the organization and the city of Atlantain his retirement tweet.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he had 808 receptions for10,863 yards and 63touchdowns, including a stretch from 2007-12 during which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving.

He led the NFL in receptions in 2010 with 115, earning first-team All-Pro honors.

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