On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers tried out wide receiver Cody White, according to the NFL’s official transaction sheet.
Steelers tryout reported: WR Cody White
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) August 18, 2020
This is the second time the team’s worked out White this summer. They also had a tryout with him on August 18th. He was not signed.
Undrafted out of Michigan State, he initially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was waived with a non-football injury designation, picked up by the Giants in August, and then cut five days later.
At MSU, he caught 143 receptions for 1967 yards and 12 touchdowns. Declaring a year early, White caught 66 balls for over 900 yards in 2019, catching six touchdowns. He was also occasionally used as a punt returner though with minimal success. At the Combine, White ran a 4.66 in the 40 with a 35.5 inch vertical. He weighed in at 6’3/3, 217 pounds.
Tuesday is the typical tryout day in the NFL. The Steelers have also had some minor injuries at receiver. Diontae Johnson has been battling a toe injury while JuJu Smith-Schuster missed a day of practice last week. But this is a move likely to update the team’s rolodex should they need to sign someone because of a more serious injury.