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New York Jets to work out former first-round pick Kevin White (Report)

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen #7 overall by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Former first-round selection Kevin White is reportedly set to work out for the wide receiver-depleted New York Jets.

What has two legs, two arms, two hands and can walk down the street? Answer: the next wide receiver set to work out for the New York Jets.

For all of those humans who can walk (and occasionally catch a pass or two), call Joe Douglas. You may just be the next wide receiver to work out for the organization headquartered in Florham Park, NJ.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, per the official wire, former first-round pick Kevin White will work out for the Jets.

“Free agent WR Kevin White is going to be working out for the Jets, per the wire,” Rapoport tweeted. “Another one to watch.”

White, 28, is a native of Plainfield, NJ. Selected seventh overall in the 2015 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, White’s NFL career has never lifted off the ground, mainly due to injuries.

He missed his entire rookie season due to a stress fracture in his shin (suffered during OTAs). In 2016, he managed to play just four games. He dealt with a spiral fracture of the fibula and a severe high-ankle sprain. A year later, injuries struck again when he fractured his scapula in Week 1, causing him to miss the rest of the season.

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It’s been a struggle for White from that point forward. Even when he was able to dress for nine games in 2018, he could only muster 92 yards on four receptions. Although he landed with the Arizona Cardinals last year, he was cut in August while dealing with a nagging hamstring injury.

White joins veteran Donte Moncrief as the two names to look for at the position in the coming days. Both players are expected to work out providing they pass all COVID-19-related protocols.

With Denzel Mims currently battling a hammy, and Vyncint Smith out 5-8 weeks and Josh Doctson out all year after a COVID-19-related opt-out, the position is thin. Relatively unknown Jeff Smith is currently starting opposite Breshad Perriman with Jamison Crowder in the slot in 11 personnel looks.

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3 years ago

Two guys with speed and size, trying to resuscitate their careers. Moncrief has the Rex Hogan connection, lot of former Colts with the Jets. Gase knows White from Chicago, Kevin is a Jersey guy. Hogan looking good in initial practices, maybe this WR Corp could be okay.