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Pat White turns to baseball

Posted on: September 10, 2010 5:22 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 7:08 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Pro Football Talk is reporting that Dolphins 2009 second-round pick, quarterback Pat White, is temporarily giving up football for baseball. Cut by Miami last week, White is set to sign with the Kansas City Royals. P. White

We say “temporarily giving up” because it is believed that White wants to resume his pro football career at some point, perhaps even if it’s in the UFL. However, the UFL’s season gets underway next weekend; if White were to join a team this late, it’d be as a backup. (And that’s if he could even latch on to one of the five teams.)

The Royals are signing White to a minor league contract with the understanding that he could return to football in the near future. White was selected by the Angels again in the 26th round in 2007, then by the Reds in the 49th round in 2008, and then by the Yankees in the 48th round in 2009.

It’s somewhat surprising that no NFL team is taking a flyer on White. (He isn't eligible for a practice squad because he played in 13 games last season.) White doesn’t have an NFL arm, but he has NFL legs. Perhaps this is a sign that the wildcat offense truly is (was?) only a fad.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:37 am
 

Pat White turns to baseball

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Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2010 1:37 am
 

Pat White turns to baseball

agreed the game is much slower in the ufl .....he would def be good there



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2010 8:43 pm
 

Pat White turns to baseball

I thought the days of flaky Royal signings were over. They have some genuine pitching, an actual Cy Young award, and some promise in the minors. This will turn out to be a complete waste of time and energy.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2010 6:14 pm
 

Pat White turns to baseball

In KC nobody will even know he's playing ?



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2010 1:30 pm
 

Pat White turns to baseball

Maybe he could go to Canada where that wide field would look appealing.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Pat White turns to baseball

I thought the Jets had signed him.



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2010 1:25 pm
 

Pat White turns to baseball

White obviously can play baseball @ a high level given the number of times he has been drafted. If he can make it to the show, he may find that he can make a heck of a lot more money & have a much longer career, but that is a big "IF"; because baseball is the hardest of all team sports to make it to the top professional ranks. By the way, using the Royals as a brief lay-over while waiting to play in the USFL is a joke. Either commit yourself to baseball & give it your all or just work with a trainer & see if that dream of playing pro football works out for you. Good Luck!


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