Michigan Panthers Sign Free Agent DB Javin White For 2024

Michigan Panthers Sign Free Agent DB Javin White For 2024

The Michigan Panthers have all of a sudden been quite aggressive in USFL free agency. DB Javin White has signed with the team, as the third free agent to sign within the past couple of days.

Javin White can play multiple positions, having been featured as both a defensive back and a linebacker throughout his career.

The Michigan Panthers have some holes to fill at the linebacker position, so White may end up seeing more time there. We’re hearing that he will primarily be playing at WILL/nickel. That being said, he’s had quite the resume at both positions.

Javin White played his college football at UNLV, where he thrived as a ball hawk who made an impact at multiple levels on the field. He finished his collegiate career with 199 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and nine interceptions, dominating from start to finish.

His senior season in 2019, in particular, was very impressive. He posted 79 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions, which garnered White plenty of NFL interest.

White signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, and played in four games during the 2020 season, registering four tackles. In 2021, he spent time with Las Vegas, and the New York Jets. He also had a stint with the Chicago Bears in 2022.

Despite impressing in multiple preseasons, he could not find a way to stick on a 53 man roster.

Final Thoughts

Now, Javin White is set to continue his professional career in the USFL, with the Michigan Panthers. General Manager Steve Kazor has been making some moves, having signed DE D’Anthony Jones and WR Garett Maag over the past two days.

In addition, the Michigan Panthers just officially locked in Ford Field for the 2024 season, which is exciting news. Ahead of the USFL-XFL merger, the future is bright for the Panthers.

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