PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have waive/injured wide receiver Cody White after he suffered an apparent injury during the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the team announced on Monday.
White enjoyed a quality training camp, showcasing his smooth routes and solid hands. He never became a master of the spectacular, but White did crush Tomlin’s usual motto of ‘routine plays routinely’ each and every day he went out onto the practice field. It is unclear when White suffered the injury, but he played 32 snaps against the Bills, the second most of any wide receiver. If White stayed healthy, he seemed destined to make a push for the practice squad.
White signed with the team in 2020. While on the team’s practice squad and active roster for the past three years, the Michigan State product has found a way to not only stick around but has appeared in 16 games in the last two seasons. White not only respects the Steelers organization, but he also has somebody in the building to lean on in times of need, his father Sheldon White. Sheldon White is the Steelers’ Director of Professional Scouting.
Last season, White played in only one game against the Indianapolis Colts, recording a reception for 12 yards. White went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. He later signed with the Kansas City Chiefs but was waived before training camp started. Then, White signed with the New York Giants but was waived within a week. After that, he signed with the Denver Broncos but was a part of the team’s final roster cuts prior to the 2020 season.
White appeared in 15 games for the Steelers in 2021, mostly on special teams but hauled in five receptions for 33 yards. In his NFL debut in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, White hauled in two receptions for 17 yards. His other three receptions came in Week 16 against the Chiefs when he recorded three catches for 16 yards.