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Pat White Clears Waivers, Now A Free Agent

The quarterback made the initial 53-man roster earlier this month after signing a one-year contract in April, but he was waived on Saturday after the Redskins needed an extra kicker.


ASHBURN – Pat White, waived by the Redskins on Saturday when the team needed to add an extra kicker, cleared waivers on Monday and is free to sign with any team.


The quarterback, making his return to the NFL after three years out of the league, signed a one-year contract with the Redskins in April partly as insurance for an injured Robert Griffin III.

He played in all four preseason games, including all of the fourth game against the Buccaneers, and completed 56 percent of his passes for 330 yards with two interceptions while also running 19 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns.

That performance, combined with concerns about the health of Griffin and Kirk Cousins entering the season, led to the Redskins’ decision to keep him on their initial 53-man roster.

With kicker Kai Forbath nursing a strained groin muscle, the team added John Potter, who was with the Redskins during training camp and part of the preseason.

Shanahan declined to comment on the possibility of bringing White back at some point this season.

“But I do think a lot of Pat White,” Shanahan said. “He’s a great person, great guy.”