Kevin White has found a new home with the New Orleans Saints.
The former seventh overall pick for the Chicago Bears in 2015 was added to the Saints’ 53-man list, as first made by. reported ESPN insider Fields Yates. White joined the team’s training roster in August and has since impressed head coach Sean Payton and his team.
“He’s young and someone we’d like to work with,” Payton said on the Saint’s official website in August. “I like the way it runs. You see it on tape. Obviously he’s a former first-round pick, so he’s still a younger player. “
White has played 32 snaps with the Saints in his three games so far this season, and caught his first pass in an NFL game since 2018. It was a major 38-yard trench in the New Orleans Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it has been since saw his role expanded both in the offense and in the special teams.
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“It means everything,” White said on the team’s official website in August of another chance at the Saints. “I’m in seventh grade and I don’t really get an opportunity. Now that I’m healthy I know a lot about the game, I know how the business works. I feel good. It just means a lot to me that someone else gave me the chance to live my dream and somehow agree with me and get everyone else wrong. “
White ended up with the San Francisco 49ers last year, and he only played seven snaps in three games for the Niners and spent most of his 2020 season on their training team before moving on after the season.
White suffered a fatigue fracture in his leg during his rookie campaign, and he didn’t play at all in 2015. A severe ankle sprain and fibula fracture followed in 2016, and he sustained a broken shoulder in 2017. -year-old Wideout stayed healthy in 2018, but the bears released him after the season.
“For some reason (health and opportunities) never ranked,” White noted in August. “But I try not to look back too much, I try to move forward because every time I look back and think about the old stuff, it could drag me down like, ‘Man, I shouldn’t be here. I should be here My stats should be here. ‘ I’m just not trying to go into that bubble. “
White has played 20 games and caught 26 passes for 323 yards in the five seasons he was active. He has yet to score a touchdown in an NFL game.
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