White "has the inside track for a roster spot" if he can stay healthy after making a positive impression on the coaching staff early in training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic Baltimore reports.
The speedy second-year player out of Arizona State was a camp standout last season before he suffered a season-ending thumb injury in September. White, who can help in the return game in addition to his contributions as a receiver, is garnering praise once again this camp, routinely making plays and showing blazing speed. It's worth noting that the Ravens' top four receivers are effectively set, so White will need to remain a factor on special teams to secure a 53-man roster spot. Baltimore has also brought in undrafted free agent Janarion Grant, who is an excellent returner in his own right, but it seems that White has the early edge for that role.
White caught on with Baltimore as an undrafted rookie last year and made enough of an impression to earn a stash on injured reserve after he injured his thumb during the first preseason game. He was healthy by January and is now back to compete for a roster spot with a team that signed three veteran wideouts -- Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Willie Snead -- and also used two draft picks -- Jaleel Scott, Jordan Lasley -- on the position. With Chris Moore also expected to make the cut, Baltimore could end up carrying seven wide receivers to make room for one that's essentially a return specialist. It's hard to see how 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman would fit into the picture.
White (thumb) has returned to full health, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Coach John Harbaugh made the announcement during Thursday's end-of-season press conference, mentioning that White is back to 100 percent after suffering a thumb injury in preseason that sidelined him for his entire rookie year. Now that he's healthy, White should be ready for the start of organized team activities in the spring. However, as a former undrafted free agent that'll be battling other fringe receivers along with 2018 rookies, White will need to show that he's more than just healthy this spring in order to secure a roster spot.
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|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
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