49ers Sign WR Kevin White, Release WR Jaron Brown, Waive/Injured DL Jonathan Kongbo


The 49ers announced they have signed WR Kevin White, released WR Jaron Brown and waived DL Jonathan Kongbo with an injury designation. 

This continues the team’s shakeup at receiver in addition to the signing of WR River Cracraft, initially reported yesterday. 

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 last March but was cut before the start of the season, making his stint in Arizona short-lived. 

In 2018, White appeared in nine games for the Bears and caught four passes for 92 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Brown, 30, wound up signing on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract before returning to the Cardinals on a one-year restricted tender worth $1.671 million back in 2016.

The Cardinals later signed Brown to a one-year extension towards the end of the 2016 season. He spent the past two years with the Seahawks. 

In 2019, Brown appeared in 14 games for the Seahawks and caught 16 passes for 220 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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