White a no-show in apparent holdout

Updated: August 1, 2009, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith hardly seemed irritated that Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White skipped the first two sessions of training camp Saturday in a contract holdout.

"No, it's not a distraction, and I want to state that I'm not angry," Smith said Saturday. "How can you be angry when it's the first day of training camp and the first day of the 2009 season? This is my favorite day of the year."

With six weeks before they open the regular season against Miami, ...

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