Kevin White

Kevin White

Wide Receiver #13
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 215 lb.
College:West Virginia
Age:27
Born:June 25, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (7)
Draft Team:CHI

Kevin White: Back to practice squad

White reverted to the 49ers practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: White was promoted to the active roster for Week 6 against the Rams but has since been sent back to the practice squad. He logged seven snaps on special teams in the victory.

October 19, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Kevin White: Elevated for gameday

White was promoted to the 49ers' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old will move up from the practice squad as an extra player for the second straight contest. White returned one kick for 20 yards and played two offensive snaps last week in his first game action since 2018.

October 17, 2020 9:30 PM EST

Kevin White: Sent back down to practice squad

White reverted to San Franciso's practice squad Monday after suiting up for the team's Week 5 loss to the Dolphins, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: The 2015 No. 7 overall draft choice saw his first regular-season action in two years, garnering two offensive snaps and 15 special-teams snaps against Miami. White made a poor decision on his lone kick-return attempt of the contest, taking a ball out of his own end zone but only reaching the 14-yard line.

October 12, 2020 6:19 PM EST

Kevin White: Elevates from practice squad

The 49ers elevated White to the active roster Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 2015 first-round pick hasn't played since the 2018 season, but he could get an opportunity in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. White will serve as depth more than anything, as the team's receiving corps is basically at full health heading into Week 5.

October 10, 2020 5:19 PM EST

Kevin White: Resurfaces in San Francisco

The 49ers signed White to a contract Thursday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: White has appeared in 14 career games since being selected No. 7 overall by the Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft. He'll now get a chance to compete for a marginal role in San Francisco's receiver corps. With Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) both uncertain for Week 1, the 49ers also saw fit to sign fellow wideout River Cracraft.

August 27, 2020 5:30 PM EST

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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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

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