White and the Falcons have agreed to a three-year extension that will tie the veteran wideout to the team through the 2017 season. Reports had emerged previously that White wanted a new deal before the start of training camp, and now that has been accomplished. White caught 63 balls for 711 yards and three touchdowns last year, his lowest totals since 2006. White will look to improve on those numbers as Falcons WR Julio Jones returns to the team this season following a foot injury that kept him out most of last year.
With HBO's "Hard Knocks" coming to town for training camp, it's good that the Falcons were able to get this deal done. White will now be able to focus on football without contract distractions being amplified by the show. While he posted some of the worst numbers of his career last season, he did so without complimentary wideout Julio Jones in the lineup. White is a much better player when Jones is on the field to distract defenses. When the two are on the field together, White is a solid WR2, and should be drafted as such. He looks like a very strong value pick at his current ADP of 55th overall.