Pat White is going to give football another try.
The former second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins out of the 2009 NFL Draft is expected to sign with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. The team announced the potential signing via Twitter.
White’s value prior to the 2009 draft went way up after solid throwing sessions during Senior Bowl week practices and during the NFL Scouting Combine. But the Dolphins selected White with the belief that he would be a big factor in their version of the wildcat offensive package.
However, White, 25, wound up touching the ball only 26 times during his rookie season. He was waived in September of 2010 during the final roster reduction before the regular season began. White’s biggest problem was that he was too slight of build to play quarterback and the team couldn’t find a position for him.
White signed a minor league contract a few weeks later, but announced his retirement from baseball in March of 2011.
In other team news, the Destroyers signed S/KR J.R. Reed.
Reed, 29, was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The defensive back suffered severe nerve damage in the back of one of his knees during the offseason of 2005 while trying to jump a fence. He did not play the next season and wound up being waived prior to the start of the 2006 season. He played last season for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL, who transferred operations to Virginia this season.