White failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 45-7 loss to Jacksonville.
White served as the Texans' third wideout for a second straight week, but with sub-par quarterback play, that meant little beyond DeAndre Hopkins (13 targets) and Will Fuller (five targets). If Braxton Miller (concussion) is cleared in time for Week 16 against the Steelers, White will be go back to a minor role that includes return duty on special teams.
White caught one of six targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to San Francisco.
A little more than a week after he was signed to Houston's practice squad, White served as the team's third wideout Sunday, surprisingly moving ahead of Chris Thompson, who has been on the Texans' main roster since Week 4. Houston is lacking depth at wide receiver, so there could be some opportunities for White between now and the end of the season. However, those chances will come after DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller get their targets, leaving White a huge gamble heading into Week 15 against the Jaguars, the NFL's best defense against the pass (174.2 YPG).
White was promoted after Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. White spent training camp with the Texans and was signed to the team's practice squad last week, so the wideout should have a decent grasp on Houston's playbook. However, the 26-year-old will likely find himself on the bottom of the depth chart and is more likely to see reps on special teams than offense.
The Texans signed White to their practice squad Wednesday.
White previously attended training camp with the Texans before landing on injured reserve in August due to a groin issue. He was released on any injury settlement shortly thereafter, and now that he's apparently back to full strength, he'll return to the organization and provide an extra body at receiver in practices. It will likely take an injury or two to the Texans' wideout corps before White earns a promotion to the 53-man roster.
The Texans released White (groin) on Monday after the two sides agreed to an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After clearing waivers earlier in August, White reverted to the Texans' injured reserve list. The settlement means he'll now become a free agent and will be able to sign with any team once he's fully recovered from the groin injury.
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|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||4||6||142||23.7||30||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||4||1||0||4||4.0||4||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||4||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|