ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, who holds the franchise career records for most catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches.

White's role in the offense declined in 2015 under first-year coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons announced the release of the 34-year-old White on Wednesday in a statement which included glowing compliments from team owner Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and Quinn.

Blank says White is ''one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform'' and will ''forever be part of the Falcons family.''

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White was only fourth on the team with 43 catches last season, his low total since 2006, his second season.

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