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Falcons To Honor Michael Vick And Roddy White

June 12, 2017

 

The Atlanta Falcons will honor quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Roddy White with a retirement ceremony Monday (6/12). 

 

Owner Arthur Blank made the announcement Friday.  The team will not sign either player to a one-day contract to retire officially as Falcons, with Blank stating a contract isn't necessary to consider them family. Vick was the top pick by Atlanta in the 2001 NFL Draft and played six seasons before a dogfighting conviction derailed his career. 

 

While with the Falcons, Vick was one of the league's most popular and recognizable players.  He guided the franchise to a pair of playoff appearances and was the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. 

 

White was a first-round choice in 2005 and suited up for Atlanta until 2015.  He's the all-time franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards and total touchdowns. 

 

He was voted to four Pro Bowls and led the league in catches in 2010. 

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