Pat White expected to sign deal with Redskins

Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White is expected to sign a contract with the Washington Redskins as early as today.

White, 27, was a second-round pick by the Dolphins in 2009 and played briefly for the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers in 2011.

San Francisco and the New York Giants also had shown interest in White, who worked out for teams during WVU’s Pro Day on March 14.

“I’m pretty certain I’ll be in somebody’s uniform next year whether it’s the NFL of Canadian Football League,” White said after the workout.

The Redskins appear to be the best fit for White with their read-option offense, which he sparkled in during his career at West Virginia.

Washington starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is still recovering from offseason knee surgery, and Kirk Cousins is the only other quarterback on the roster.

White was 34-8 with four bowl games during is career in Morgantown. His set an NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback during his career.

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BACK?TO?WORK: West Virginia resumed spring drills Tuesday after returning from break.

“I liked their attitude and mentality today,” Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen said. “I liked how we came out there and worked.

“We had a lot of energy, excitement and played a lot of ball. I thought we did pretty good.”

Holgorsen was pleased with how the offensive line has progressed during spring drills, especially Pat Eger’s move to center.

“There was probably only 25 percent of the snap that were even fieldable during the first days,” Holgorsen said. “They have really improved.

“Both Pat and (Tyler) Orlosky are doing some good things. They have to go against Shaq (Rowell) and Christian (Brown) who are both two very big, capable bodies to play defensive nose tackle, so they have their work cut out for them. I am pleased where it is at.”

Eger wasn’t able to finish practice, however, after injuring his ankle.

“I don’t know the severity of it,” Holgorsen said.

“He is coming off ankle surgery that kept him out for six of our first eight weeks of offseason conditioning. Pat was starting to get back into the swing of things, and he went down. I hope it is not serious at all.”

The Mountaineers will resume spring drills on Thursday.