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WR White working out in Alabama

FLOWERY BRANCH - Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White is working out with former UAB teammates in Birmingham, Ala., while holding out for a new contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

White's agent, Jonathan Feinsod, had no comment when asked if his client is close to agreeing on a new deal.

Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff indicated that he is staying in regular contact with Feinsod, but he offered no immediate timetable.

'We are definitely headed in the right direction in my mind,' Dimitroff said. 'It's something that has to be contentious. I don't assume that it will be. I don't think the numbers are that far off that we'd consider it to be a long, drawn-out ordeal.'

A voice message left for White in Birmingham was not immediately returned. White is working out with former Blazers quarterback Darrell Hackney and former UAB receiver Lance Rhodes.