QB Pat White, formerly of West Virginia and Dolphins, to visit Redskins

The Washington Redskins are considering signing former West Virginia and Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White speaks to the media during West Virginia University football Pro Day in Morgantown, W.Va., on March 14. (By David Smith / Associated Press)
Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White speaks to the media during West Virginia University football Pro Day in Morgantown, W.Va., on March 14. (By David Smith / Associated Press)

A second-round pick of Miami’s in 2009, White has been out of the league, playing briefly for the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers in 2011. In 13 games he was 0-for-5 passing and carried the ball 23 times for 81 yards.

He has tried out with a handful of NFL teams, including the 49ers, this offseason. He was used in some Wildcat sets by Miami, so he presumably would be another option-style quarterback for Washington, who has Kirk Cousins as Robert Griffin III’s backup. Rex Grossman is a free agent and has had some discussions regarding re-signing, but had yet to work out a deal.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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