- Jim Corbett of USA Today reports that QB Pat White will sign a one-year deal with the Redskin on Wednesday.
Corbett adds that White is expected to receive “a lot” of snaps this offseason while Robert Griffin III recovers from knee surgery.
The 49ers and Giants also showed interest in White, but he canceled his visit with New York to ultimately sign with the Redskins.
Interestingly enough, White filed two separate lawsuits against the NFL that claimed that he sustained “multiple past traumatic brain injuries” during his playing career, as noted by Nathan Fenno.
White actually dropped his claim against the league earlier today, but it’s interesting to see a player who claimed to be suffering from “severe headaches, speech issues, memory loss” return to the league after a few years if he’s dealing with these kinds of health issues.
White, 27, canceled a visit with the Giants earlier in the day, so it was clear that he had a better option in mind. He would be a good fit to step in and the run the read-option if needed, but it’s pretty clear that Kirk Cousins will remain the Robert Griffin III‘s backup this season. He’ll most likely have to earn his roster spot if Washington does sign him at some point this week.
White has been attempting a comeback after he left the Dolphins to play baseball for a Royals minor league team.