Cards to sign receiver, former 1st-round pick Kevin White

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2019

Betting on him to stay healthy is not a smart bet, but if he can, he has the upside to be a real X receiver - a position of need for the Arizona Cardinals.

The former seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft, who battled injuries throughout his four seasons as a Bear, is expected to sign a free-agent contract with the Cardinals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's only played in 14 total National Football League games over four seasons with the Bears. He played in a career-high nine games in 2018 but he had only four catches all season.

His best season in terms of production was in 2016 when he had 19 receptions for 187 yards.

As a starter the following season, White fractured his left shoulder blade in the first game of the season and was ruled out for for the third straight year. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, White ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Arizona is taking a chance on another injury-riddled player hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.

At West Virginia, White earned comparisons to elite receivers that can win on 50/50 balls, including DeAndre Hopkins, and even Larry Fitzgerald.

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