Cardinals Sign WR Kevin White

The Cardinals will sign free agent wideout Kevin White after meeting with him on Thursday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). The Cardinals also confirmed the signing and announced that it is a one-year pact.

It’s difficult to call White anything other than a first-round bust at this point. Many observers were high on White’s talent when he left West Virginia to enter the 2015 draft, and that upside made him the seventh overall pick of the Bears. But he simply hasn’t been able to stay on the field.

Various injuries have cost White time over the past four seasons, with shin and shoulder ailments doing the most damage. White missed the entirety of his rookie campaign, and subsequently appeared in only 16 games in the following three years. 2018 actually marked White’s healthiest years (he played in nine games), but he only posted four receptions for 92 yards.

Arizona is looking to surround its quarterback of the future — be that Josh Rosen or Kyler Murray — with weapons. At present, the club’s wide receiver depth chart is topped by Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Chad Williams.

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15 comments on “Cardinals Sign WR Kevin White

  1. Thronson5

    Another player I actually forgot all about. This guy officially considered a bust? Or just hasn’t been able to stay healthy? Or is it a bust because he can’t stay healthy?

    • tim2686

      Both. He was never able to stay healthy and when on the field looked like he had plenty of trouble with route efficiency. Could be a half decent 3rd string WR, but nothing more for now.

    • khaisch

      Would you consider Justin Blackmon a bust or someone who loves weed more that money?

    • justinept

      White had first round skills but he was considered a project out of college because 1) West Virginia didnt run a pro style offense, and 2) the wide receivers didnt use route trees. The injuries didnt just hurt his productions, it also hurt his development. He’s almost as raw today as he was in 2015.

  2. tank62
    tank62

    The Mike Manola of Wideouts. Combine creation. One of the worst picks in Bears history. And that says something

    • louwhitakerisahofer

      I really wanted to argue with you, to the point where I looked up Curtis Enid and David Terrell’s stats. But you win, possibly the worst pick.

      • tank62
        tank62

        I did say one of not the worst but he’s up there with Stan Thomas, Cade Mcnown and the bums you mentioned

        • tank62
          tank62

          Micheal Haynes, Chris Williams, Gabe Carimi, Cedric Benson Shea Mcclellin just a few of our glorious draft history

          • tim2686

            This whole conversation made me cry a little inside. So many wonderful decisions.

    • SouthsideSlugger

      Who is this Mike Manola you speak of??? LOL just kidding I remember Mamula out of BC.

  3. Bryzzo2016

    Injuries and being slow picking up the system really held him back in Chicago. I genuinely hope the best for him in ARI.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    White and the team that was dead last in time of possession would seem to be a perfect fit….lol.

  5. BoSoxWin

    I’m surprised New England didn’t jump on this guy. Right up their alley.

    Would love to see him do something positive in the NFL. Loved him in college and has seemed to have bad luck on the injury front. Good luck, Kevin, hope it works out for you!

    • crosseyedlemon

      That would be like asking DaVinci to show a house painter how to produce a Mona Lisa.

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