Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 3, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Dolphins defeated the Saints 10-7. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
wvusports.com The Washington Redskins signed former West Virginia star Pat White earlier this week. If used correctly, White could be a quality backup. Prior to his injury, White spent one season with the Miami Dolphins before having a small stint in professional baseball. After a few years training to get back to the professional circuit, White held a private workout at WVU’s Pro Day, while also getting some reps down in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech’s campus in front of NFL representatives. White, the 44th overall pick of the 2009 draft, spent most of his time with the Dolphins under the wildcat formation. Following White’s concussion at the end of the season, his positive attitude and mindset changed. White wanted to the quit the game he loved after being released by Miami in 2010. Current Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins feels that White could definitely add some depth to Washington and its leading position. “I felt like with Robert’s health where it is right now, to be able to have a guy who can do some of the thing Robert does athletically would be important, especially in this offseason time when you’re trying to stay sharp and develop your base playbook and improve your base playbook,” said Cousins in an interview with ESPN 980. While I believe can to some degree run those kind of things, the zone-read stuff is gonna be much better with a Pat White-type athlete in there who’s closer to Robert’s skill set.” More than appreciative to all of you for the love! #Friends #Family #Tweeters — Pat White (@P5White) April 3, 2013 Welcome to the #Redskins, @p5white and welcome back DeAngelo! #HTTR — Redskins (@Redskins) April 4, 2013 I am so happy, and proud of Pat White. Pat is headed back to the NFL signing with the Washington Redskins! Way to go Pat. #WVUPride!!! — Eugene Napoleon (@WVU33) April 4, 2013
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

The NBA needs to leave 'hack-a-whoever' rules alone

Top Rank threatens to sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy

Titans already tailoring offense to suit Mariota's strengths

Pettine: Manziel isn't favorite for Browns' starting QB job

Randy Gregory denies 'weed problem,' says he's immature

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jameis Winston wants Bucs to sign LSU OT La'El Collins

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

Report: Bulls management anxious to fire Tom Thibodeau

Teammate: Zach Mettenberger sees himself as Titans starter

Maybe Austin Rivers is good at basketball

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee ‘tries to play God’

Ron Roenicke and the career afterlives of fired managers

Knicks announcer's MVP ballot had Curry behind Marc Gasol

Edelman mocks Belichick in Cinco de Mayo tweet

Projecting the 2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters after April

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

David Blatt: ‘No excuses’ for Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to Bulls

The 2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

What’s next for the San Antonio Spurs?

Five players on the block after the NFL Draft

Five overhyped NFL Draft storylines that didn't play out

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs?

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents to watch

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.