Cardinals Release WR Kevin White

The Cardinals have released wide receiver Kevin White, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

White, the seventh overall selection in the 2015 draft, inked a one-year, $1.5MM deal with Arizona earlier this year which contained $400K in guaranteed money. While he was viewed as a longshot to make the Cardinals’ roster, White’s chances theoretically got better when fellow pass-catcher Hakeem Butler went down with a hand injury earlier this week. However, Butler’s health questions weren’t enough to save White’s roster spot.

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 year (he played in nine games), but he only posted four receptions for 92 yards.

New Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is expected to use a four-wide receiver look quite frequently during his debut season, and with White out of the picture, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, and KeeSean Johnson are now clearly the top four wideouts on Arizona’s depth chart.

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    • BrandonGregory74

      I hate it for the guy because he was a workout specimen. I don’t think it was an issue of work ethic, seemed like terrible luck.

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Photo caption: “I’ve got that job interview at Burger King scheduled for later this week”.

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