The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have agreed to terms with running back John White, per sources.
White was released by the Edmonton Eskimos the day before training camps opened.
The 26-year-old is coming off a torn ACL suffered in the second game of the 2017 season after rushing for over 100 yards and one touchdown in Week 1. That made two season-ending injuries for White in the last three years. He tore his Achilles during training camp and missed the entire 2015 campaign.
White had 1,350 yards from scrimmage with 886 on the ground in 2016 – the University of Utah product produces when healthy. In four seasons with the Eskimos, White played in 41 games with 376 carries for 2,110 yards (5.6-yard average) and 12 touchdowns adding 84 catches for 736 yards and four majors.
Green - the starter - didn't practice today, and this signing pretty much confirms he won't play this week. I would expect White to start in Calgary. RB isn't too hard to plug and play - at least not compared to QB or receiver.
He may be a starter this week. As another poster indicated RB in the CFL is as plug and play as you can get. If Green is injured and White comes in and has a couple good practices I would expect him to be our starter come Saturday in Calgary.