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October 6, 2020 09:16 PM
Kerrith Whyte: Lands on practice squad IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte was placed on the Lions' practice squad/injured list Tuesday with an unspecified injury, Erik Schlitt of USA Today reports.

The 23-year-old will be sidelined for at least three weeks due to the undisclosed injury. Whyte joined Detroit's practice squad in early September after being waived by Pittsburgh.

September 10, 2020 09:20 AM
Kerrith Whyte: Signs with practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions signed Whyte to the practice squad Wednesday.

The Steelers cut Whyte on Saturday, but the versatile RB/WR/KR found a new landing spot. With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and Danny Amendola (hamstring) battling injuries, Whyte serves as additional depth going into Week 1.

September 6, 2020 12:44 PM
Kerrith Whyte: Let go by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte was waived by the Steelers on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Whyte played in six games with the Steelers, though most of that was as a kick returner. The arrival of Ray-Ray McCloud basically pushed Whyte aside, though it's entirely possible the scatback could be a part of the team's practice squad plans if he passes through waivers.

August 28, 2020 10:44 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Returning kicks during scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte (groin) returned kicks during Friday's scrimmage, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Head coach Mike Tomlin relayed that Whyte was day-to-day earlier Friday, but the 23-year-old running back's work as a returner should mean he's good to go moving forward. It'll be tough for Whyte to secure a roster spot this year, but perhaps a strong showing as a returner can do the trick.

August 28, 2020 06:16 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Remains sidelined Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Whyte (groin) is day-to-day after missing Friday's practice, Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Whyte exited Tuesday's practice with a groin injury and hasn't returned to the practice field yet, but Tomlin appears optimistic that he can make it back soon. The 23-year-old has an uphill climb to make the roster spot since the Steelers drafted Anthony McFarland in April, and any missed practice time works against his odds.

August 26, 2020 12:28 AM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Managing groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte suffered a groin injury during Tuesday's practice, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Whyte was forced to leave Tuesday's practice early due to the injury, per Pryor. He's competing for a depth role in Pittsburgh's crowded backfield.

December 30, 2019 12:32 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Non-factor on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte ran for one yard on three carries in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Even with James Conner (quadriceps) inactive, Whyte played a minimal role on offense and finishes the 2019 season with 122 yards on 24 carries in six games. Most of that (84 yards) came in two games in which he also caught his only target for nine yards. The Steelers' backfield is unsettled heading into 2020, but Whyte is unlikely to have a major role.

December 22, 2019 05:08 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Six carries as Conner gets injured
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte rushed six times for 22 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.

It's not saying much, but Whyte was the team's most effective option on the ground after James Conner exited with a thigh injury. Whyte had eight more rushing yards on one carry fewer than Benny Snell, while Jaylen Samuels mixed in with seven yards on three carries and 32 more yards on four catches. Even if Conner sits against the Ravens in Week 17, none of the Steelers' other running backs will be advisable options, as nobody has been able to grab the job by the horns.

December 16, 2019 11:20 AM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Usage take a hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte ran for five yards on two carries in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.

Signed just one month ago to provide depth in Pittsburgh's beleaguered running game, it should come as no surprise that Whyte's role would be greatly diminished by the return of James Conner. At this point there is little reason to have Whyte on fantasy rosters.

December 8, 2019 09:28 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Totals 50 yards from scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte totaled 41 yards on five carries and caught his only target for nine yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Benny Snell continues to be the primary running back with James Conner (shoulder) still unable to play, but Whyte seems to have pulled even with -- if not ahead of -- Jaylen Samuels in the ground game. In the past three games, Whyte has rushed 14 times for 94 yards compared to 54 yards on 16 carries for Samuels. The anticipated return of Conner in Week 15 against the Bills could diminish Whyte's fantasy value while Samuels could still play a role in the passing game.

November 26, 2019 02:20 AM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Runs for 43 yards in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte ran six times for 43 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Signed just over a week ago, Whyte ran for 21 yards on his first NFL carry and then added 22 yards on his next two runs that same series. Despite his early success, Whyte only had three more touches and no yards the remainder of the game. With the status of James Conner (shoulder) still in doubt for Week 13, Pittsburgh's rushing attack is in flux. Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Whyte have all had brief moments of production, but none are consistent enough to trust as the fantasy playoffs approach.

November 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Steelers' Kerrith Whyte: Joining Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte signed a contract with the Steelers on Saturday.

Facing a mountain of injuries following Thursday's literal slugfest against the Browns, Whyte is expected to be an insurance policy in the case James Conner (shoulder) or Benny Snell (knee) is unable to play Week 12 against the Bengals.

September 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Kerrith Whyte: Waived by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears waived Whyte on Thursday.

Whyte wasn't active for Chicago's first three games of the season, and he'll now be let go to make room for tight end Bradley Sowell on the 53-man roster. The rookie seventh-round pick will look to catch on elsewhere in the league.

August 25, 2019 12:12 PM
Bears' Kerrith Whyte: Unimpressive effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte carried four times for eight yards while adding a seven-yard reception in Chicago's 27-17 win over the Colts on Saturday.

Whyte totaled 18 yards on 10 carries over the last two preseason games, and he's squarely on the roster bubble as the Bears close out the preseason.

August 19, 2019 11:48 AM
Bears' Kerrith Whyte: Finds end zone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte rushed six times for 10 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 32-13 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday.

Rushing for fewer than two yards per carry certainly won't help him in his quest to make the 53-man roster, but with Ryan Nall and Taquan Mizzell both having lackluster performances as well, Whyte should still find himself competing for the No. 4 running back role as the preseason continues.

August 9, 2019 11:52 PM
Bears' Kerrith Whyte: Posts 35 rushing yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whyte had six carries for 35 yards while adding a seven-yard reception in the Bears' 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers on Thursday.

Playing against the deepest reserve defenders of the Panthers, Whyte broke off a 23-yard run to give him a respectable 42 yards over seven touches. After being selected by the Bears in the seventh round of this year's draft, he'll continue to battle for the No. 4 running back job, and he may need to perform well on special teams to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

April 28, 2019 03:00 AM
Bears' Kerrith Whyte: Drafted by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears selected Whyte in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 222nd overall.

Largely overshadowed by Devin Singletary at Florida Atlantic, Whyte (5-foot-10, 197 pounds) profiles more as more of a return specialist than traditional tailback at the pro level after averaging 26.1 yards per kickoff return in 2018. It'll be interesting to see how he'll fit in with a roster that also includes two other useful return men in Cordarrelle Patterson and Tarik Cohen.

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