FLOWERY BRANCH, GEORGIA (TICKER) -- Seeking a third receiver to complement starters Peerless Price and Brian Finneran, the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday signed Dez White to a two-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
White spent his first four years with the Chicago Bears and averaged 48 catches and 556 yards over the last three seasons.
"Our intent going into free agency was to try and add a veteran receiver who had started in the league," said Falcons general manager Rich McKay. "We're happy to get that accomplished with this signing."
White, who attended Georgia Tech, has caught passes from a carousel of quarterbacks in Chicago. Now he gets to play with Michael Vick.
"We actually had workouts this morning and we went out and threw on the field and it went well," White said of practicing with Vick.
White started 31 of 60 games with the Bears. His best year came in 2002 when he caught 51 passes for 656 yards and four touchdowns.
Updated on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 6:03 pm EST
Price, Finneran and Dez should make a nice trio for Vick to throw to.