Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Green Bay Packers
Running Back #26
Green Bay Packers
Running Back #26

Kerrith Whyte Jr. News

Heading to Green Bay

Whyte was signed to the Packers' practice squad Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Whyte was cut from the Broncos' practice squad last week but has now latched on with a new team. The 25-year-old was previously on the Packers' practice squad for a couple weeks in November and also spent time with the Jaguars.

Dec 29, 2021 8:56 PM EST

Parts ways with Broncos

The Broncos cut Whyte from their practice squad Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Whyte joined Denver's practice squad at the end of November but will now seek out another opportunity. He appeared in six games for the Steelers in 2019 and tallied 24 carries for 122 yards while securing his lone target for nine yards.

Dec 22, 2021 7:30 AM EST

Lands on Broncos' practice squad

The Broncos have signed Whyte to their practice squad, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Whyte was a seventh-round pick by the Bears in 2019. He has since spent time the Bills, Jaguars and Packers. The journeyman has appreared in six career games. He will now look to turn some heads in Denver.

Nov 30, 2021 4:30 PM EST

Released from practice squad

Whyte was released from the Packers' practice squad.

Analysis: Whyte only lasted nine days with the Packers. He was let go in a corresponding move when the team signed Nate Orchard.

Nov 25, 2021 8:46 AM EST

Signs with practice squad

Whyte signed with the Packers' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Whyte joins the Packers after spending time with the Jaguars and Bills this season. The 2019 seventh-round selection of the Bears has appeared in six NFL games in his career, netting 122 yards on 24 carries.

Nov 16, 2021 2:10 PM EST

Let go by Jags

Whyte was released from the Jaguars' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Whyte signed to Jacksonville's practice squad in mid-October and will now return to the open market. The 25-year-old hasn't seen game action in the regular season since appearing in six games for Pittsburgh in 2019.

Nov 8, 2021 2:23 PM EST

Joins Jaguars' practice squad

Whyte signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Monday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Whyte was unable to land a spot on Buffalo's 53-man roster to begin the regular season, but he'll now attempt to carve out a role with the Jaguars. The 24-year-old played in six games with the Steelers in 2019 but hasn't made any regular-season appearances since then.

Oct 11, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Let go by Bills

Buffalo cut Whyte on Monday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of reports.

Analysis: Whyte spent roughly a week with the Bills, but he wasn't able to secure a depth role in that limited span. Since appearing in six games with the Steelers as a rookie back in 2019, Whyte has not logged any regular-season action.

Aug 30, 2021 10:36 AM EST

Links up with Buffalo

Whyte signed with Buffalo on Monday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The Bills have two RB camp competitors temporarily on the shelf in Antonio Williams (neck) and Christian Wade (shoulder), so Whyte will get a late chance to state his case for a depth role. Whyte was drafted in the seventh round by the Bears in 2019 and will now by working for his fourth team. He was the college teammate of the Bills' current top back, Devin Singletary.

Aug 23, 2021 1:17 PM EST

Lands on practice squad IR

Whyte was placed on the Lions' practice squad injured reserve Tuesday with an unspecified injury, Erik Schlitt of USA Today reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old will be sidelined for at least three weeks due to the undisclosed injury. Whyte joined Detroit's practice squad in early September after being waived by Pittsburgh.

Oct 6, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Signs with practice squad

The Lions signed Whyte to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: The Steelers cut Whyte on Saturday, but the versatile RB/WR/KR found a new landing spot. With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and Danny Amendola (hamstring) battling injuries, Whyte serves as additional depth going into Week 1.

Sep 9, 2020 3:24 PM EST

Let go by Pittsburgh

Whyte was waived by the Steelers on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Whyte played in six games with the Steelers although most of that was as a kick returner. The arrival of Ray-Ray McCloud basically pushed Whyte aside although it's entirely possible the scatback could be a part of the team's practice squad plans once he passes through waivers.

Sep 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

Returning kicks during scrimmage

White (groin) returned kicks during Friday's scrimmage, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Analysis: Head coach Mike Tomlin relayed that Whyte was day-to-day earlier Friday, but the 23-year-old running back's work as a returner should mean he's good to go moving forward. It'll be tough for Whyte to secure a roster spot this year, but perhaps a strong showing as a returner can do the trick.

Aug 28, 2020 5:31 PM EST

Remains sidelined Friday

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Whyte (groin) is day-to-day after missing Friday's practice, Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Analysis: Whyte exited Tuesday's practice with a groin injury and hasn't returned to the practice field yet, but Tomlin appears optimistic that he can make it back soon. The 23-year-old has an uphill climb to make the roster spot since the Steelers drafted Anthony McFarland in April, and any missed practice time works against his odds.

Aug 28, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Managing groin injury

Whyte suffered a groin injury during Tuesday's practice, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Analysis: Whyte was forced to leave Tuesday's practice early due to the injury, per Brooke Pryor of He's competing for a depth role in Pittsburgh's crowded backfield.

Aug 25, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Non-factor on offense

Whyte ran for one yard on three carries in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Even with James Conner (Quadriceps) inactive Whyte played a minimal role on offense and finishes the 2019 season with 122 yards on 24 carries in six games. Most of that (84 yards) came in two games in which he also caught his only target for nine yards. The rookie has one year remaining on his contract.

Dec 30, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Six carries as Conner gets injured

Whyte rushed six times for 22 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: It's not saying much, but Whyte was the team's most effective option on the ground after James Conner exited with a thigh injury. Whyte had eight more rushing yards on one carry fewer than Benny Snell, while Jaylen Samuels mixed in with seven yards on three carries and 32 more yards on four catches. Even if Conner sits against the Ravens in Week 17, none of the Steelers' other running backs will be advisable options, as nobody has been able to grab the job by the horns.

Dec 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

Usage take a hit

Whyte ran for five yards on two carries in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.

Analysis: Signed just one month ago to provide depth in Pittsburgh's beleaguered running game it should come as no surprise that Whyte's role would be greatly diminished by the return of James Conner. At this point there is little reason to have Whyte on fantasy rosters.

Dec 16, 2019 7:44 AM EST

Totals 50 yards from scrimmage

Whyte totaled 41 yards on five carries and caught his only target for nine yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Benny Snell continues to be the primary running back with James Conner (shoulder) still unable to play but Whyte seems to have pulled even with -- if not ahead of -- Jaylen Samuels in the ground game. In the past three games Whyte and rushed 14 times for 94 yards compared to 54 yards on 16 carries for Samuels. The anticipated return of Conner in Week 15 against the Bills could diminish Whyte's fantasy value although Samuels could still play a role in the passing game.

Dec 8, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Runs for 43 yards in debut

Whyte ran six times for 43 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Analysis: Signed just over a week ago Whyte ran for 21 yards on his first NFL carry then added 22 yards on his next two runs that same series. Despite his early success Whyte only had three more touches and no yards the remainder of the game. With the status of James Conner (shoulder) still in doubt for Week 13 the Pittsburgh running game remains unclear. Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Whyte have all had brief moments of production but none are consistent enough to trust as fantasy playoffs approach.

Nov 24, 2019 3:59 PM EST

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