It isn’t with the Green Bay Packers, but receiver Myles White might be finally getting a legitimate NFL shot.
White was activated by the New York Giants off the practice squad on Wednesday.
And the irony here is deep.
White was the Packers’ leading receiver during the preseason, which earned him a roster spot coming out of training camp for the first time in three tries. Momentarily, anyway.
The Packers released White when they signed James Jones, who was released during final cuts by the very same New York Giants.
The Giants essentially chose Preston Parker to be their third receiver behind ODB and Rueben Randle until Victor Cruz got healthy, despite the fact that Jones led the team in receiving during the preseason.
That now looks like a colossal error.
Cruz still isn’t healthy and just experienced a setback with his calf injury. He hasn’t played a down yet this season. The Giants cut Parker after he dropped five passes in the first two weeks. Then there are these stat lines….
- Jones — 17 receptions, 317 yards, 4 TDs
- Randall — 14 receptions, 175 yards, 2 TDs
So, basically, the Giants released their second-best receiver and he’s now the Packers’ second-best receiver.
So what do the Giants do to top it all off?
They try out has-beens Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks and then are like, “Oh, right. We got this Myles White guy right here on the practice squad.”
White is probably already the No. 2 for the Giants.
Is it Ruben Randle or Ruben Randall? You can’t have it both ways!
He earned it!