Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC South [Print without images]

Saturday, August 8, 2009
White's holdout comes to an end

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Roddy White's contract holdout is over.

The Atlanta Falcons said Saturday night the Pro Bowl receiver has agreed to a contract extension. White had been holding out for a new deal since the start of training camp.

His current contract was set to expire after this season and he could have become a restricted free agent in 2010. The signing comes after second-year pro Harry Douglas, who was expected to be one of Atlanta's top three receivers, went down with a season-ending injury.

In the meantime, the Falcons signed veterans Marty Booker and Robert Ferguson. White and Michael Jenkins will be the starters. Booker and Ferguson will compete with veteran Brian Finneran for the top backup spots.

I'll be back with some analysis in a few minutes.