White agreed Wednesday with the Panthers on a contract, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. White returns to Carolina after appearing in 10 contests with the Panthers in 2019, recording four catches for 51 yards. He'll now get a shot to spend the offseason competing for a similar depth role in the team's wideout corps.
White finished the 2019 season with four catches (on nine targets) for 51 yards across 10 games. White was released by the Panthers following the preseason, but he rejoined the team in late October and was active for all 10 games thereafter. A restricted free agent heading into the offseason, White isn't a lock to remain with the Panthers in 2020.
White caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's 51-13 loss to the 49ers. White's lone reception came during the third quarter after fellow wideout Jarius Wright was forced to exit due to a leg injury. Although Wright was able to return, if he's listed on the injury report this week, White could compete with Brandon Zylstra for additional snaps. In addition to his 10 plays on offense Sunday, which topped Zylstra's eight, White also returned a kickoff 26 yards.
White was activated from the practice squad Tuesday. White recorded six catches for 122 yards over the preseason. The 28-year-old has appeared in six games since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2015, recording three catches for 42 yards.
White has been added to the Panthers' practice squad, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. White, who spent much of last year on Carolina's practice squad, was unable to make the team's 53-man roster despite a four-catch, 94-yard preseason finale. He'll hope to earn promotion over the course of this season, but failed to do so in 2018.
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