Coach Kliff Kingsbury believes White "can be a dangerous player" with "a fresh start" in Arizona, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
White was a flop as a first-round pick of the Bears in 2015, with two instances of fibula fractures and a broken collarbone limiting him to five appearances in his first three seasons. Finally healthy last fall, he wasn't even targeted until Week 7 and mostly was a healthy scratch in the second half of the campaign. His size (6-foot-3, 216 pounds) and speed (4.35 second 40-yard dash at the combine) suggest he can succeed given health and the right situation. Kingsbury intends to give White every opportunity to do so in a likely pass-happy offense.
The seventh overall pick from the 2015 NFL Draft caught 25 passes for 285 yards in 14 games across four seasons with the Bears, suffering major injuries his first three years and ultimately closing out his tenure as a healthy scratch in the playoffs. He'll likely need to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster in Arizona, where the presence of new coach Kliff Kingsbury gives White some hope he can contribute to a pass-first offense, per Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site.
White visited the Cardinals on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Injuries have been the bane of White's existence since he was selected seventh overall in the 2015 draft. Over the course of five seasons, he's been limited to 14 appearances, nine of them coming last year. No matter, he made just four catches (on eight targets) for 92 yards in 2018. The Cardinals are in need of wide receiver talent behind Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (foot), but White would be more of a project than anything, wherever he lands.
The best news for White was that he stayed healthy for the first time in his career, but unfortunately, he rarely saw playing time as the Bears' fifth wide receiver. Headed for unrestricted free agency, he'll likely latch on somewhere as he tries to revive a career that was filled with promise after he was selected in the first round of the 2015 draft, but until this point he's played 14 games and caught 26 passes for 285 yards.
White (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's tilt against the Rams.
White will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game. He has only played five snaps over the last five weeks.