With the Giants thinking about signing a quarterback who’d help the Giants prepare to face Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Redskins could be interrupting that plan.
By signing the player.
White canceled his tryout with the Giants because he’ll be visiting the Redskins and “very likely” will sign with the team, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
Having White around would give the Redskins a player who can run the read-option during the offseason workouts and whatever portion of training camp Griffin will miss as he recovers from a torn ACL. Beyond that, White would give the Redskins a backup who runs Griffin’s version of the offense, allowing him to split time with Kirk Cousins if/when Griffin can’t play.
And it also would force the Giants to find someone else who would pretend to be Griffin as the Giants get ready to play the Redskins twice per year.
Picked by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2009 draft, White was cut during the 2010 preseason. He has been out of the NFL ever since.