Saints sign former Bears No. 7 overall pick WR Kevin White

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The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent wide receiver Kevin White following a group tryout on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported. White, 29, spent his first three years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears after they drafted him at No. 7 overall out of West Virginia. He appeared in three games with the San Francisco 49ers last season but did not record a catch.

It doesn’t hurt to roll the dice on players with something to prove, especially at a weak position like receiver. Between injuries to Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith and a looming suspension for Deonte Harris, the Saints don’t have much they can hang their hats on beyond second-year pro Marquez Callaway.

We’ll see if White has anything left in the tank. When he wasn’t missing time with injuries he was stuck with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback and only caught 25 passes in 14 games with the Bears, averaging a mediocre 11.4 yards per catch and never scoring a touchdown. If he can’t make a splash now, his NFL career might be at it is end.

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