White (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. The move means White either tested positive for the virus or came in close contact of an infected individual. Emeke Egbule or Nick Vigil figures to see increased snaps during his absence.
White managed just six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Dolphins. Sunday marked the fourth consecutive game in which White failed to record double-digit tackles, although he was able to pressure Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on three separate occasions. Despite Kenneth Murray still seeing an overwhelming majority of the snaps at middle linebacker, White has still accumulated more tackles over the past month (23), although neither boasts a particularly impressive figure. Things might look a little better next week with the run-oriented Jets set to face off against the Chargers.
White recorded seven tackles (two solo) and split a sack during Sunday's 39-29 win against the Jaguars. White managed to split his first career sack with defensive end Isaac Rochell during the fourth quarter. While this was certainly a nice moment, it was surprising to see Kenneth Murray play all 100 percent of the defensive snaps, with White only registering 81, and what's worse, Sunday was the first time White did not register double-digit tackles since Week 2. The two have essentially flip-flopped the respective snap counts throughout the season, although both have been a critical factor in the improving Chargers defense. For now, the 24-year-old remains a consistently solid IDP asset.
White registered 15 tackles (10 solo) in the 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints on Monday. White currently ranks sixth among linebackers (45) in tackles through five weeks, with Monday's contest amounting to the third straight game with at least 10 tackles for the third-year linebacker. At this point, it's clear White is among the more valuable IDP assets in the league and he could be due for an interception in the near future given his role as an underneath coverage option.
White recorded 10 tackles and one pass defended in the team's Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. White tied for the team lead in tackles, reaching double digits for the second consecutive contest. Unsurprisingly, he was a key piece of the Chargers' defense, remaining on the field for all 76 snaps.
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