The San Francisco 49ers will not face Roddy White in 2016, as he was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday. OK, they won't face him with the Falcons. Ian Rapoport suggested White could very well end up in Tampa Bay with his old offensive coordinator.
White told media he wants to keep playing. White spent 11 seasons with the Falcons, and finished his time there with 808 receptions, 10,863 yards, and 63 touchdowns. He finishes his Falcons career as the leader in all three categories. Julio Jones is fourth in receptions (414) and yards (6,201), and seventh in touchdowns (34). Terance Mathis is No. 2 all-time in Falcons history in each of those categories.
Jones remains the team's No. 1 wide receiver, but White's departure leaves a hole opposite Jones. The Falcons wide receiver depth chart includes Justin Hardy, Eric Weems, and Nick Williams. Our friend at The Falcoholic point to some rumors connecting Atlanta with Mohamed Sanu and Travis Benjamin, but we'll have to wait another week before we see how that plays out. Suffice to say, the 49ers will see more than just that collection of receivers when the two teams meet later this year.