Pat White released by Redskins

September 14, 2013

Updated, 4:55 p.m.: The Washington Redskins announced that they have released quarterback Pat White.

NASHVILLE TN - AUGUST 8: Washington quarterback Pat White (5) rolls out to throw the go-ahead 2 point conversion late in the 4th quarter to give the Redskins the lead as the Washington Redskins defeat the Tennessee Titians 22 - 21 in their first pre-season game in Nashville TN, August 8, 2013. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Pat White made the Redskins’ opening roster as the fourth quarterback. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The team needed a roster spot for place kicker John Potter, who was signed Saturday and could fill in Sunday at Green Bay for the injured Kai Forbath.

It’s not clear yet if the Redskins will re-sign White next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. White first would have to clear waivers.

White made the Redskins’ roster as the fourth quarterback behind Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman. He was on the inactive list for Monday’s season opener. He last played in a regular season game for the Miami Dolphins in 2009.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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