Roddy White is calling it a career.
The 34 year old receiver racked up 10,864 yards with the Atlanta Falcons to go along with 63 touchdown receptions just announced his retirement.
But it’s not before making the claim that he would have played for one team and one team only, the New England Patriots.
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“I wanted to go down there and play for coach [Bill] Belichick,” White said. “I think it was 2012, we practiced against them for like a whole a week. I learned a lot just practicing against those guys — how they conducted their business every day and how they just got ready for practice. Just evaluating their coaching staff and how they handled plays and how Tom Brady went out there and went through things … you wanted to be a part of that and just be in the building. So many people want to get there with New England. Not just me, but people around the league because they’ve got something special going on there.”
While there was contact between the two sides, nothing ever came of it. White was released by the Falcons after the 2015/16 season and did not play the 2016/17 season. He’s now officially retired.