Michael Vick and Roddy White will retire as Falcons with ceremony

Vick, White to be honoured as 'Falcons for life'

Two weeks after Michael Vick declared he wanted to retire as an Atlanta Falcon, the team has made a decision to grant his wish.

The Atlanta Falcons will honour former stars Michael Vick and Roddy White on Monday, celebrating two of the most prolific players in team history.

"We consider all former Falcons to be Falcons for life, and part of our family", Blank said.

"Both men have made a huge impact on my family, our franchise and this city and we are thrilled to be able to honour both Roddy and Michael's wishes to retire as Falcons, and celebrate their careers".

This won't be the sign-for-a-day kind of transaction which will require a roster spot, so there's no harm in dealing in bulk.

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Vick was the No. 1 overall pick by the Falcons in 2001. He played 11 seasons in Atlanta and still owns several Falcons receiving records. After a standout six-year run in Atlanta, the dual-threat quarterback went to prison on dogfighting charges and became a polarizing National Football League figure. He was found guilty of running a dog-fighting operation in 2007, which led to a 23-month prison sentence.

Conversely, while Vick was a high quality QB during his time with Atlanta, he has been unofficially retired since after the 2015 season and has not played for the Falcons in almost 11 years. He returned to play five years for the Eagles and had backup stints with the Jets and Steelers. "I'm just glad there's some people that are trying to make this happen for me".

White's first career touchdown was a 19-yard reception from Vick during White's rookie season.

Vick played six seasons in Atlanta, from 2001-2006, and was named to three Pro Bowls.

White was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011. Wide receiver Roddy White is the team's all-time leader in receiving yards and touchdown catches.

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