Kevin White

Kevin White

Wide Receiver #13
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 215 lb.
College:West Virginia
Born:June 25, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (7)
Draft Team:CHI

Kevin White: Let go by Cardinals

The Cardinals will release White, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Per the report, White has recovered from the hamstring injury that has bothered him of late. No longer in the Cardinals' plans for this season, however, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft will now look to catch on elsewhere.

August 21, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Kevin White: Back at practice Saturday

White (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Absent from the Cardinals' first two preseason games, White has missed half of his chances to make an impression among a crowded position group. With a week until the team's next exhibition -- Saturday, Aug. 24 in Minnesota -- he has plenty of time to ramp up his activity in order to get the all-clear for game action.

August 17, 2019 1:45 PM EST

Kevin White: Ruled out for preseason Week 3

White (hamstring) won't suit up for the Cardinals' second preseason game Thursday versus the Raiders, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: White is tending to a hamstring injury, which held him out of Thursday's exhibition opener against the Chargers. The absence effectively will wipe out half of his chances to make an impact in games before the regular season, hurting his case for one of likely six or seven wide receiver spots on the 53-man roster. In a corps composed of Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and three 2019 draftees, White has his work cut out for him for one of those jobs.

August 10, 2019 12:53 PM EST

Kevin White: Dealing with hamstring issue

White didn't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Chargers due to a hamstring injury, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Coach Kliff Kingsbury indicated it was a minor issue and that White should be back "sooner than later." The 27-year-old played only five games during his first three years in Chicago due to a pair of fibula fractures and a broken collarbone, and he was largely a non-factor last season. White can't afford to be sidelined for long as he's fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster.

August 9, 2019 7:21 AM EST

Kevin White: Making bid for role

White made a good impressions throughout OTAs and minicamp, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: White's experience in an air raid offense at West Virginia is helping him pick up on Kliff Kingsbury's scheme in Arizona. The path to a spot on the 53-man roster nonetheless appears tricky, as Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler are locks at wide receiver. The Cardinals likely will have two jobs available for White, Trent Sherfield, KeeSean Johnson, Chad Williams, Damiere Byrd and Pharoh Cooper.

June 14, 2019 8:46 AM EST

Kevin White: Getting 'fresh start'

Coach Kliff Kingsbury believes White "can be a dangerous player" with "a fresh start" in Arizona, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: White was a flop as a first-round pick of the Bears in 2015, with two instances of fibula fractures and a broken collarbone limiting him to five appearances in his first three seasons. Finally healthy last fall, he wasn't even targeted until Week 7 and mostly was a healthy scratch in the second half of the campaign. His size (6-foot-3, 216 pounds) and speed (4.35 second 40-yard dash at the combine) suggest he can succeed given health and the right situation. Kingsbury intends to give White every opportunity to do so in a likely pass-happy offense.

March 28, 2019 11:52 AM EST

Kevin White: Joining Kingsbury in Arizona

White is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: The seventh overall pick from the 2015 NFL Draft caught 25 passes for 285 yards in 14 games across four seasons with the Bears, suffering major injuries his first three years and ultimately closing out his tenure as a healthy scratch in the playoffs. He'll likely need to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster in Arizona, where the presence of new coach Kliff Kingsbury gives White some hope he can contribute to a pass-first offense, per Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site.

March 15, 2019 9:20 AM EST

Kevin White: Makes visit to Arizona

White visited the Cardinals on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Injuries have been the bane of White's existence since he was selected seventh overall in the 2015 draft. Over the course of five seasons, he's been limited to 14 appearances, nine of them coming last year. No matter, he made just four catches (on eight targets) for 92 yards in 2018. The Cardinals are in need of wide receiver talent behind Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (foot), but White would be more of a project than anything, wherever he lands.

March 14, 2019 3:15 PM EST

Kevin White: Posts 22 yards in season finale

White caught one pass for 22 yards in the Bears' Week 17 victory over the Vikings to close out the campaign with four receptions for 92 yards.

Analysis: The best news for White was that he stayed healthy for the first time in his career, but unfortunately, he rarely saw playing time as the Bears' fifth wide receiver. Headed for unrestricted free agency, he'll likely latch on somewhere as he tries to revive a career that was filled with promise after he was selected in the first round of the 2015 draft, but until this point he's played 14 games and caught 26 passes for 285 yards.

January 1, 2019 7:02 AM EST

Kevin White: Inactive again Sunday night

White (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's tilt against the Rams.

Analysis: White will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game. He has only played five snaps over the last five weeks.

December 9, 2018 4:07 PM EST

Kevin White: Back to sidelines

White (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: This will be the third time in five weeks that White is a healthy scratch. The 2015 first-round pick has just three catches for 70 yards this year. The Bears will suit up just four wide receivers.

December 2, 2018 8:55 AM EST

Kevin White: Active Week 12

White is listed as active Thursday at Detroit, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Suiting up for just the second time in four contests, White has a few hurdles to overcome to get involved in the Bears offense. Not only is the receiving corps intact, but Chase Daniel will be the signal-caller instead of regular starter Mitch Trubisky, who is unavailable due to an AC joint sprain in his right throwing shoulder. On the season, White has exhibited a rare big-play threat, averaging 14 YPT on his five targets across seven games.

November 22, 2018 8:11 AM EST

Kevin White: Will sit out Week 10

White (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: White will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game after also being kept to the sideline Week 9 versus the Bills. He's caught just three passes all season and has yet to carve out a role in the Bears' offense.

November 11, 2018 9:05 AM EST

Kevin White: Healthy scratch for Week 9

White (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: The Bears made it clear that the oft-injured White wasn't part of their future plans when they declined his fifth-year option in May, but the 2015 first-round pick had still suited up in each of the first seven contests. While working in a depth role this season, White has been targeted just five times, hauling in three passes for 70 yards. With the Bears apparently not confident that he would be able to offer much impact even with No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson (groin) sidelined, White will be a healthy inactive for the first time all season. White's absence will allow rookie seventh-round selection Javon Wims to suit up as the team's fourth receiver.

November 4, 2018 9:00 AM EST

Kevin White: Catches one pass

White caught one pass for six yards in the Bears' Week 8 victory over the Jets.

Analysis: With Allen Robinson missing the game with a groin injury, Josh Bellamy saw five targets while White was targeted three times as the duo alternated playing time. Although he's seeing more field time than he had over the first five games of the season, White's yet to emerge as a fantasy option.

October 28, 2018 3:22 PM EST

Kevin White: Catches first passes of season

White caught two passes for 64 yards in the Bears loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: White saw increased field time during the second half when Allen Robinson was on the sidelines. On the final play of the game, he caught a 54-yard Hail Mary bomb from Mitch Trubisky, only to be tackled on the one-yard line as time expired. Should Robinson be forced to miss time with injury, it appears as if White would begin to see some playing time, but until he shows the ability to show consistent production, it'll be difficult to trust him on fantasy rosters.

October 21, 2018 4:08 PM EST

Kevin White: Invisible in Bears offense

White failed to see a target in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: White has yet to see a single target in 2018, and it seems very unlikely he'll emerge as a fantasy option unless the Bears suffer multiple injuries at wide receiver.

October 15, 2018 6:23 AM EST

Kevin White: Quiet in Week 1

White played just 12 snaps without seeing a target in Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: White is merely a reserve at this stage of his career, and unless the Bears suffer injuries at the wide receiver position, it's unlikely he'll see enough targets to be much of a fantasy factor.

September 10, 2018 3:52 PM EST

Kevin White: Finds end zone in win over Chiefs

White caught both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Just a few days after head coach Matt Nagy said he needed to see more from White, the former first-round pick showed what he could do when he burned a defender for an easy 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He hauled in a short gain on his only other target, but he didn't see much more action before calling it a day. White is clearly under watch from the coaching staff, and this performance was a step in the right direction as he tries to earn their trust. He'll likely need to put forth a solid effort in next week's preseason finale to solidify himself as a factor in the offense when the regular season starts.

August 25, 2018 1:28 PM EST

Kevin White: Yet to prove himself in preseason

Bears head coach Matt Nagy stated that he needs to see what White can do, as the coach is unsure of he can help when it matters most, Larry Mayer of the Bears website reports.

Analysis: White has seen plenty of snaps during the preseason, but other than catching a few short passes, he's yet to show that he's a threat that can push his way into the regular rotation at receiver. He didn't have a great showing in the team's third preseason game against the Broncos, as he caught two passes for 15 yards on four targets. For a player that doesn't figure to contribute on special teams, he could find himself competing for a spot on the regular-season roster.

August 20, 2018 10:54 AM EST

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