New Orleans also designated DT Malcolm Roach to return from injured reserve. This opens up a three-week window for Roach to practice with the team before he has to be added to the active roster.
White, 30, 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.
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.
White signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in 2019 but was cut before the start of the season. From there, he had a short stint with 49ers before he caught on with the Saints. The Saints put him on IR and later cut him with a settlement.
In 2021, White appeared in five games for the Saints and caught one of five targets for 38 yards.