Falcons veteran WR Roddy White made it clear that he won’t accept a paycut to be back with the Falcons next year.
“I’m not interested in taking a pay cut,” White told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com on Monday afternoon.
White was frustrated with his new role in the team’s offense for most of the year, which led to some trade rumors that he could be available ahead of this year’s trade deadline.
Ultimately, the Falcons elected to keep him around, but his role never returned to what it once was.
White, 34, is in the third year of his four-year, $30 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $2.75 million for the 2016 season and another $3 million in 2017.
According to OverTheCap.com, cutting white would free up $2,362,500 in cap space while also creating $3,775,000 in dead money.
In 2015, White appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and caught 43 passes for 506 yards receiving and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 105 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.