The Atlanta Falcons know that they have one of the best wide receiver duos in all of the NFL, and they're not going to let them be split up anytime soon. When they're healthy, the Falcons' starting wide receivers are two dangerous weapons that cause havoc for any defense in the league. That's why the Falcons have shored up Roddy White by signing him to a contract extension.
This extension is actually a three-year deal that is going to keep him in a Falcons' uniform until at least 2017.
Earlier in the offseason, the Falcons and White had begun talking about a contract extension, but things needed to be shelved for a while. White's heart just wasn't in it when his brother, Tyrone Moore, was shot to death in mid-May.
Recently, contract talks started up again and White quickly came to an agreement to remain in red, black and white.
White had a rough year in 2013, but that was due to injuries that limited him to 13 games. He ended the year with his lowest totals in receptions and yards since 2006.
Still, Roddy White is the all-time leader in receptions (685) and receiving yards (9,436) for the Falcons, and he's going to keep building on those numbers. Before his injury last year, White was hoping to have a sixth straight season with over 83 receptions and more than 1,000 yards.
The Falcons are going to have both White and Julio Jones back from injuries for the upcoming season, and are looking to bounce back from a horrible 2013 season.
The NFC South is not going to be an easy division to win, with all four teams being possible champions. With White and Jones back on the field and healthy, the Falcons are immediately looked at as contenders in the NFC.