According to Wilson, White has agreed to a four-year deal worth $2.145 million, including a $45,896 signing bonus. Wilson cites a “a league source” on the details.
The team announced the signing via their Twitter account this morning, verifying reports from late last night.
White is presently sidelined due to a broken foot (fifth metatarsal) he suffered in OTAs. He had surgery in May and is expected to fully recover in time for training camp.
I am no doctor, but I’ve had enough sports related injuries to know that breaks are far better than sprains and strains. I’m looking forward to seeing what White can do in training camp and what he can contribute this year.
In case you are interested, my early thoughts on White on draft day:
In 2011, he led the nation with 140 catches and 1,911 receiving yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He is Western Michigan’s career and season leader in receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard games.
White has average size and speed, but he is noted for being an “NFL-ready route runner.” His athleticism allows him to play bigger and faster than he is and scouting reports indicate that he will adapt very well at the next level. He has the potential to be one of those “diamond in the rough” type players and though I see him competing for the 4/5 WR spot this year, he could very well sneak his way into a #3 receiver type of a role in the future.
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