Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins after three years out of football. White has spent the offseason trying to find a second chance, talking to teams at the NFL Scouting Combine and putting on a workout at West Virginia's Pro Day last month. White also worked out at Virginia Tech's Pro Day. After hearing about nibbles from the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants, apparently it was the Redskins who actually got hooked.
The Redskins, who selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick last April, are clearly looking to use White as a read-option backup to RG3. Washington also drafted Kirk Cousins last year. Cousins will likely start the team's offseason getting the first team snaps while RG3 rehabs an ACL tear he suffered in January's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Which will likely mean White will see plenty of snaps as the second string quarterback.
White appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins in 2009, rushing 21 times for 81 yards. He attempted five passes, but completed none. He was released at the end of the 2010 preseason, then played in the MLB fall developmental league for the Kansas City Royal organization, but did not stay with the team into spring training. He also made an attempt at returning to football with the UFL, but was released after four weeks.
For Dolphins fans, the biggest memory of White will likely be when he was crushed on a sideline hit by the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ike Taylor.
White is expected to officially sign with the Redskins tomorrow.