The biggest knock on Kevin White this far in his career is that he can’t stay healthy. Injuries have prevented him from flashing his full potential.
White was selected by the Chicago Bears with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Since then he’s dealt with a stress fracture in his leg, fractured fibula, and fractured left shoulder blade.
In hopes of revitalizing his career, Arizona signed White to a one-year contract back in March. Once again, the former first-round pick was struck by the injury bug.
Despite all the potential that White has at wide receiver, it appears that Arizona’s coaching staff will go in a different direction.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Cardinals have released White.
The West Virginia star was recovering from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the team’s first two preseason games.
Cardinals released former Bears first-round pick, WR Kevin White, per source. White has recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him out of action for over the past week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2019
His best season came in his rookie year, where he finished with 19 receptions for 187 yards.
With teams around the league making cuts to their roster in preparation for the regular season, it could be difficult for White to immediately find a new suitor.
In addition to cutting White, the Cardinals are also dealing with a long-term absence for Hakeem Butler, who recently broke his hand.