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Report: Former WVU WR Kevin White Placed on IR by Saints



Former WVU and current New Orleans Saints WR Kevin White has been placed on the team’s IR, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network. There has been no indication as to what the injury is or when he sustained it.

There was a report yesterday from various outlets that White had missed the Saints practice with a minor injury, with no information beyond that or even it being confirmed.

If the report of him being placed on IR is correct, it is still unknown what his injury is or if it is connected to the “minor injury” that reportedly kept him out of practice on Monday.

The Saints signed White to a reserve/future contract in January to give him one more shot after previously signing and releasing him several times over the past year.

A former seventh overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2015, the now 30-year-idk White has struggled to stay healthy in the NFL. He suffered a minor shin injury in the 2015 preseason which led to a stress fracture in the shin and later needing a steel rod inserted into his tibia, ruling him out for his rookie season.

He played the first four games of 2016 before fracturing his fibula in the same leg he injured the year prior, his left leg. He was placed on the IR and returned for the season opener in 2017. In that game, he fractured his left shoulder blade and was placed on the IR for the third consecutive year.

His fifth-year option was declined and the Bears neglected to resign him after the 2018 season. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals, but was cut before the season started and didn’t play in 2019. In addition to the Bears, Cardinals and Saints he has spent time with the Jets and 49ers in his career.

In total, White has only been healthy enough to record 323 yards on 26 receptions in the NFL. This came after a prolific 2014 season with WVU which skyrocketed him to one of the best prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He was a member of the All-Big 12 team with WVU in 2014 and a Second Team AP All-American that same year. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s top college receiver. He accomplished all this on 109 receptions, 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He came to WVU as a JUCO transfer from Lackawanna College in 2013 and played two seasons in Morgantown. He went to Lackawanna College in Scranton after playing high school football for Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania outside of Allentown.

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