White was limited to only three games last season as he underwent what was described as minor knee surgery in early October. The Chargers like the 22-year-old's upside and expect to utilize him at all three linebacker positions in 2019.
White, who is still recovering from a regular-season knee injury, is expected to play at all three linebacker positions in 2019, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
That includes middle linebacker, which could be particularly enticing for IDP owners if Denzel Perryman, an unrestricted free agent, doesn't wind up returning to the Chargers. Either way, the versatile linebacker is expected to have an impact after a rookie season which saw White only record 17 tackles in three games before succumbing to the aforementioned knee injury.
White (knee) is eligible to come off injured reserved but is unlikely to be activated, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
White could rejoin the team in advance or during a potential playoff run, but he apparently needs more time to recover from October's knee surgery. The surgery was originally described as minor and wasn't expected to sideline the 22-year-old for long, but it looks as though the rookie linebacker will finish 2018 with 17 combined tackles and an interception in three games.
White hadn't seen game action since Week 3 as recovery from minor knee surgery he underwent in early October apparently didn't go as planned, and brings his 2018 season to an early end. Uchenna Nwosu is currently the only outside linebacker on the roster besides starters Jatavis Brown and Kyle Emanuel.
White (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
White will miss his fifth consecutive game due to a lingering knee injury, and will continue to progress in his recovery from the surgical procedure he underwent in early October. The rookie fourth-round pick will focus his attention on Los Angeles' matchup against the Raiders in Week 10.
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