More On The Roddy White Holdout

Tim DarnellContributor IAugust 7, 2009

GM Thomas Dimitroff and the Atlanta Falcons organization are hardening their stance against All-Pro WR Roddy White. His extended absence from camp is testing the patience of the organization, which already has lost WR Harry Douglas—a second-year man who may be the fastest athlete on the team.

The only proven WRs now left on the Falcons are Michael Jenkins—a former No. 1 pick who was the recipient of QB Matt Ryan's first NFL pass (which happened to be a touchdown)—and Brian Finneran, who missed the entire 2007 season with an injury.

I believe Dimitroff truly felt White would be in camp right now, but the WR is seeking Larry Fitzgerald-type money. The only problem is, Fitzgerald has been to a Super Bowl, and White has never been close. Indeed, it wasn't until White's third season that he began living up to his potential. Before then, he was well on his way to a coach-killing, first-round flop.

No comments are coming from White or his agent. This has got to be resolved soon; indeed, it should already have been resolved. If not, the Falcons' season may be ending before it even gets started.

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