Publish Date: 08/28/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
The New Orleans Saints have officially released their wide receiver Kevin White from the injured reserve with a settlement on Saturday. White has struggled to stay fit since being drafted by the Chicago Bears in the NFL 2015 Draft. Check out the top football betting sites.
White missed his entire rookie season due to a stress fracture on his shin. In 2016, he suffered a fracture in his fibula, leading him to an injured reserve once again. The next year, he experienced another injury, a fractured collarbone in the first week, making him miss the whole season that year.
In 2019, White signed with the Arizona Cardinals but then was released before the season even started. He had a short tenure with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Saints on August 17 last year.
White played out the final year of his four years with $16,563 million fully guaranteed on his rookie contract.
Before putting White on the injured reserve, the Saints have previously released tight end Chris Herndon, which was only 20 days after the franchise traded him from Minnesota Vikings. A report said that the team was not satisfied with his performance.
CBS Sports said that Herndon has yet to capitalize on the promise he showed in his 2018 rookie season with the Jets, where he caught 39 of 56 targets for 502 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games.
In 2019, Herndon had suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. In November that year, he spent the rest of the season off the field after suffering another season-ending hamstring injury.
During his time with New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Herndon played 49 games in the regular season. He earned 30 starts and recorded 75 receptions for 836 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Saints have played three preseason games this offseason, losing two of them against the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers, and winning the first one against the Los Angeles Chargers.