Ex-Titan running back and now ex-Seahawk running back Lendale White is now a free to sign with any team he likes after his latest aforementioned release from the Seattle Seahawks.
White was traded from the Titans to the Seahawks during this years draft and was re-united with his former college coach Pete Carroll, who made the transition from college to the pros again this off-season, although the union was short lived.
No one could have predicted White’s stay in Seattle would be just a blurb but apparently his behavior was such the team thought it best ways to severe ties regardless of the his college connection with Carroll.
White’s behavior in Seattle was much like it was when he lost his starting job to Chris Johnson in Tennessee, he continually would give little to no effort to be a contributing member of the team showing up late for meetings and team events routinely.
Is a re-union with former USC team mate Reggie Bush in the works with the Saints?
The possibility exists that the Saints may pursue White to fill the primary role of the goal line/short yardage back, a need the Saints are currently trying out several different players in training camp to find.
In 2008 with the Titans that is exactly what White provided scoring 15 touchdowns (1st in the AFC) primarily being used in red zone situations so it’s obvious it is a role he can play very well.
White rushed for 2,349 yards and 24 total touchdowns in four seasons as a Titan.
Essentially White backed up Reggie Bush while at USC as the two formed one the most dynamic rushing tandems in college football at that time.
Bush would use his speed and elusiveness to run all over the field and then White was brought in to power over defenders and score touchdowns.
This formula worked out well for White as he finished his collegiate career as the school’s all time leading scorer with 52 rushing touchdowns.
A similar role could play out in New Orleans, Bush runs all over the field and White pounds the football into the end zone, it sure does make allot of sense.
However whatever team decides to take a flyer on White will most likely have to deal with his possible four game suspension next season after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy as reported by NFL networks Jason LaCanfora.
No details have been given about the circumstances surrounding the positive test and possible suspension but maybe the Saints will look the other way.