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Saints Release Former First-Round Wide Receiver

A New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Prior to the 80-man roster deadline on Tuesday, the New Orleans Saints placed wide receiver Kevin White on injured reserve. Four days later, he was released from the roster. 

The Saints have released White from injured reserve with an injury settlement. He's now a free agent and can sign with another team. 

White, 30, is still searching for a long-term home in the NFL. 

Coming out of West Virginia, White was considered an elite prospect. The Chicago Bears selected him with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

Unfortunately for White, injuries and inconsistent play prevented him from reaching his full potential. 

After brief stints with the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, White signed with the Saints. 

In six games last season, White caught one pass for 38 yards. Overall, he has 26 career receptions for 323 yards.