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Falcons' White not exactly a jersey chaser

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The sight of Richard Sherman's jersey hanging inside teammate Tony Gonzalez's locker should annoy Roddy White on a daily basis, considering Sherman is White's archenemy.

"Is it in his locker? See, I didn't know that," the Atlanta Falcons receiver said. "Tony is a union guy. The NFL; everybody's in this one thing together. He doesn't hold grudges or anything like that. He's just an all-around friendly guy with everybody."

White said all that with a laugh, of course. He actually didn't get a chance to see Gonzalez swap jerseys with the Seattle Seahawks cornerback following Sunday's game. Sherman approached Gonzalez out of respect for the future Hall of Famer.

"I didn't think too much of it," White said. "I was already in the locker room. If somebody wants to exchange jerseys with you, you just exchange jerseys. I think Harry (Douglas) does that every week with a different player."

Would White ever do the same?

"Usually, I just call them on the phone and tell them to send me a jersey, the guys around the league that I want," White said. "If it was like Peyton Manning, I would absolutely try to get that jersey. But those guys are hard to get to. But I know a lot of guys around the league. If I need something from them, I try to call them to get what I need."

White mentioned a number of players he has reached out to for jerseys.

"I've gotten Brandon Marshall's jersey. That's one of my guys," White said. "Calvin (Johnson), you know I like him. Fitz (Larry Fitzgerald). Chad (Ochocinco). I'm like a wide receiver-collector, to tell you the truth. If they want one, then I send one back.

"I'm really just a wide receiver guy. If I have the opportunity to get their jersey, then I get it."

Don't expect White to get one from Sherman anytime soon.

The players exchanged barbs earlier this year over NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2013." Sherman said in June that White, who was ranked No. 39, didn't belong on the list. White responded that Sherman, who was ranked No. 50 on the list, "talked his way into being All-Pro.''

Then before last Sunday's game, Sherman responded `what challenge?' when asked about White. Early in the game, White slapped at Sherman after the two mixed it up. White finished with just one catch for 20 yards in his return from hamstring and ankle injuries while Sherman had just three tackles.