On Saturday, the Buccaneers promoted White from their own practice squad after being forced to place another young defensive end,
White has already had one stint on the Bucs’ active roster in October, and before that he spent three weeks on the Washington Redskins’ 53-man crew in September. He was also briefly promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster in November but then released before Sunday in order to make room for the waiver-claim pick-up of DT
The 6-4, 264-pound White played his college ball in-state with the Florida State Seminoles before he was drafted in the seventh round by the Redskins in 2011. He got into two games as a rookie for Washington and went back to camp with the Redskins this summer, but started the regular-season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad. The Redskins signed him back off that unit but then released him at the end of September and he returned to Tampa.
Originally a seventh-round pick of the Redskins in 2011, White appeared in two games for Washington as a rookie. In three seasons at Florida State, he racked up 131 tackles, 11.0 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss. Known for his relentless style of play, White capped his collegiate career with a senior season in which he contributed 64 tackles, 8.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He hails from West Palm Beach.
Morgan, who joined the Bucs’ practice squad in October and was promoted to the active roster in Week Nine, played in seven games and had one tackle plus an additional stop on special teams.