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Former West Virginia Football Star Kevin White Expected to Sign With New Orleans



It looks as though another NFL franchise is going to take a chance on the potential of former West Virginia star wide receiver Kevin White.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, following a workout today, White is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

The former No. 7 overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2015, White played with San Francisco last season. Prior to that, he spent a year with the Arizona Cardinals and before that, he was with the Bears from 2015 until 2018.

Injuries have held White back from establishing himself in the NFL. During his six year pro career, White has suffered a shin fracture which prevented him from playing a single game during his rookie season. He suffered that same injury the following season just four games into the season. In 2017 after winning the starting job with the Bears, White suffered a left shoulder blade injury that eventually placed him on injured reserve. White has remained healthy since 2018 but hasn’t been able to stick on an NFL roster for more than a year.

White has 25 career receptions for 285 yards but zero touchdowns.

The Saints will be without All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas for the start of the season and lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency to the Buffalo Bills so, White could have a chance to showcase his skills in Sean Payton’s pass-heavy offense.

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