Jets To Audition WR Kevin White

Kevin White will receive another chance to show he can stick on an NFL roster. The former top-10 pick has a workout scheduled with the Jets, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

A severely injury-prone player with the Bears, White has not played since the 2018 season. For his career, the former No. 7 overall pick has accumulated just 25 receptions and 285 yards.

This is White’s first appearance on the NFL radar since the Cardinals cut him nearly a year ago to the day. Arizona signed White to a one-year deal in 2019. White, 28, may have backers in New York, however. Both Adam Gase and Joe Douglas were with Chicago when the franchise drafted White.

As a senior at West Virginia, White surged onto NFL radars with a 109-catch, 1,447-yard, 10-touchdown season. But injuries quickly derailed White in Chicago. A shin injury cost White all of his rookie season, and White’s 2016 featured a high ankle sprain and a broken leg. In September 2017, White broke a bone in his shoulder and missed 15 games. White played in nine Bears games in 2018 but caught only four passes in Matt Nagy‘s first season.

White’s workout follows the Jets’ Donte Moncrief audition. With Denzel Mims on the mend with a hamstring injury and Josh Doctson opting out, the Jets are shorthanded at receiver.

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  1. markdavisbarber

    Just think that Reggie McKenzie got slammed for drafting Amari Cooper #4 over all and passing on Kevin White.

    The experts……

    • Ak185

      Oftentimes, people will say something like “that [insert year here] class was brutal”, but 2015’s receivers were really quite disappointing. Cooper is the only one so far to live up to his draft status. Parker has been solid the last two years, and Perriman finally came on last year. However, most of them have been pretty bad and it did take a while for Parker and Perriman to get on track. They look solid now, which is good. The Seahawks also did manage to nab Tyler Lockett, and Devin Funchess has been alright. But there are a lot of other disappointments there: Kevin White, Jaelen Strong, Phillip Dorsett (I was shocked at the Colts’ decision to take him at that spot), Dorial Green-Beckham, Devin Smith (also way overdrafted)…I would say Nelson Agholor as well, though I thought that he was also way overdrafted.

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