Michigan State Football: Cody White getting shot with Denver Broncos

Cody White, Michigan State football (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Cody White, Michigan State football (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Former Michigan State football star Cody White is hoping to catch on with the Denver Broncos after a short-lived stint with the Chiefs.

Deciding to leave Michigan State a year early and pursue an NFL career seemed to be a head-scratching move for Cody White who was just coming on as a junior for the Spartans.

In fact, he just had a career season with 66 catches for 922 yards and six touchdowns and it looked like a strong senior year might just put him over the top and earn himself a spot in the NFL draft. He believed he was ready and with the uncertainty in the coaching change, he decided it was time to make the leap.

White went undrafted and then got picked up by the Chiefs as a free agent shortly after. He joined former Spartan Felton Davis III in the receiving corps, but he, too, was fighting for a spot on the roster.

Kansas City decided to move on and cut White loose, ending his tenure abruptly.

It didn’t take long for him to catch on with a different team as the New York Giants signed him but he was waived last week. He has since met with multiple teams, including the Steelers and Broncos, but Denver pulled the trigger and signed him on Sunday.

This is a move that might end up sticking as White could be a big depth piece with KJ Hamler and Juwann Winfree hurt and the roster not exactly fielding a ton of depth at the position.

There’s no denying White has NFL-caliber hands and a solid frame, but he needs to work on his route-running in order to make up for his lack of explosiveness. He has a good opportunity in front of him.

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