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Redskins interested in QB White
White, 27, last played in the NFL in 2009. He left the sport to pursue a professional baseball career but recently has taken steps to get back into the NFL. The West Virginia University product ran a highly successful zone-read option scheme in college but arrived in the NFL before that offensive tactic proliferated at that level.
The Redskins represent an opportunity to regain a foothold in the league, particularly because quarterback Robert Griffin III is recovering from reconstructive right knee surgery and is expected to miss all of the team’s offseason program.
Kirk Cousins is entrenched as Griffin’s placeholder, but White’s athleticism would enable the Redskins to run some of their quarterback option concepts this spring and in the preseason. The club could then decide on White’s future based on his performance.
Until Tuesday, White was one of almost 4,200 former players involved in concussion litigation that has been consolidated in federal court in Pennsylvania. But White voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit earlier in the day in a three-page filing in federal court reviewed by The Washington Times. No reason was cited for the dismissal.
A lengthy paragraph in the lawsuit alleged White suffered “repeated and chronic head impacts” in the NFL that put him at risk for “latent brain disease.” The lawsuit said White continues to suffer from “permanent injuries” including cognitive problems, “severe headaches, speech issues, memory loss, depression, isolation, mental anguish and diminished self-esteem.”
The Cardinals gave up a conditional seventh-round 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland’s seventh-round selection.
Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed.
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