The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they’ve signed 13 players to futures contracts for the 2021 season.
The full list includes:
- CB Adonis Alexander
- DL Josiah Coatney
- S Chris Edwards
- LB Jonas Griffith
- DL Daeshon Hall
- CB Tim Harris Jr.
- FB Josh Hokit
- WR Jauan Jennings
- DB Obi Melifonwu
- WR Austin Proehl
- OL Dakoda Shepley
- WR Kevin White
- OL Isaiah Williams
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
White, 28, is a former No. 7 overall pick by the Bears out of West Virginia in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played out the final year of his four-year, $16.563 million fully guaranteed rookie contract and made a base salary of $2,693,598 for the 2018 season.
White has struggled to remain healthy since being drafted. He missed his entire rookie season after sustaining a stress fracture in his shin, and then landed on the injured reserve once again in 2016 after suffering a spiral fracture in his fibula.
The year after that, White sustained another season-ending injury in Week 1 after going down with a fractured collarbone.
He signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in 2019 but was cut before the start of the season. From there, the 49ers added him to their practice squad and he was on and off of the future.
In 2020, White appeared in three games for the 49ers, but did not catch a pass.