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Things Are Not Looking Good For Pat White

According to ESPN.com's AFC East blog, things are not looking good for former West Virginia University quarterback Pat White.

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Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano says he doesn't expect Pat White to play in the team's exhibition Friday against Atlanta, an indication the second-year quarterback's roster spot is in jeopardy.

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White took three snaps to run out the clock in the opening game and didn't play Saturday at Jacksonville. He's fourth on the depth chart behind Chad Henne, Chad Pennington and Tyler Thigpen, and Sparano has said he'll keep only three quarterbacks.

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White, a second-round draft pick in 2009, struggled with his throwing accuracy during a disappointing rookie season.

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I don't know what to say. Obviously Pat White has a special meaning to me and Mountaineer fans everywhere.  He went into the draft stating openly that he wanted a shot at QB, and got drafted by a team that promised him that chance.  He's being portrayed in the media as obstinant about wanting to stay at QB, though there's never been any mention of the 'Fins wanting to try him out elsewhere.  I hope that when he gets cut, and that seems inevitable, some team will pick him up and give him a shot.  My only worry is that if that shot isn't at QB, then he'll walk off the football field forever and start his baseball career again.  I'd hate to see that happen.  In my book, Pat White belongs on a football field somewhere.

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