White signed a contract with the Jets on Thursday, Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday.com reports. White heads to New York after the Jets waived return specialist Brisly Estime. A former Bill, he recorded two interceptions and four passes defensed in 15 games, including four starts, last season. The 27-year-old will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster in September.
White, who the Bills have converted from cornerback due to a myriad of injuries at safety, is expected to get the bulk of snaps at strong safety this week, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's going to fill most of it, but we've got some other things that we're planning on doing. So we'll use some other guys as well. But Corey is becoming a little more comfortable there," said coach Rex Ryan. White could be a sneaky source for tackles, though Corey Graham will see a higher snap count and is the better IDP safety to own, as Jonathan Meeks is expected to spell White at times.
White lined up with the first team during Monday's practice, while the coaches have told him he's in an "open competition" for a starting cornerback spot opposite Stephon Gilmore, The Buffalo News reports. Gilmore and Ronald Darby came into the season as one of the league's most formidable cornerback duos, but they've grossly disappointed at various times. It's Darby who's under fire from the coaching staff right now, after he got benched during the Week 9 loss to Seattle for getting toasted for a couple of big plays. We'll see who ends up the starter for this week's game against the Bengals and their weapon-heavy passing attack.
White (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. White's shoulder aliment seems to be behind him as he was able to practice in full Thursday. As a backup cornerback, he shouldn't receive many defensive snaps regardless of his health, but could play a significant role in special teams on Sunday against the Dolphins.
White (shoulder) is questionable to play in the Bills' Week 6 tilt against the 49ers. White was limited in every practice this week by the same injury that prevented him from playing against the Rams last Sunday.
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