Ticats agree to terms with RB John White

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.

His player profile:

Need someone, I don't know if it is just me but Green looked slow to me. He played quicker last year. Maybe a nagging injury or a lot of tread burned off the tires. A 30 year old RB is old.

He missed at least half of camp because of the family issue back home, so he's simply not in as good of football shape as he should be. Trust me... he's not slow.

I wonder how quickly John White will dress for a Tiger-Cats game, and how long will it be before he'll get to start?


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.

Green must have pulled something.

Coach Jones, in his June 12th session with the media said Green is having a hand looked at by a specialist after "popping something" in the game at MTL.

While on the subject of the Coach's media sessions, just like early last season, somebody needs to get a microphone set up so viewers can hear what questions are being asked. Please. Thank you.

White can be pretty dominating when he's healthy. As we learned in the 2016 Eastern semi-final. (160 yards rushing + 2 TDs)

  1. Yes, you would think that after last season they would have this problem rectified, but NO such
    luck !! >:(

I thought I was the only person who can not hear the questions.

What did the Tiger-Cats' coaching staff not like about Ross Scheuerman anyway? Other than not being able to spell his name?


They never said. My guess is that he wasn't the best blocker.

Wake up, Ticats.

I think some of your recurring taunts have a finite life span.

Signing a veteran player with two practices left before the opening game of the season does not exactly refute the original contention that management was not active enough in the off-season.

They will live forever.....in our laughter.

Maybe it will live in your nightmares as well!

White was the guy who hanged over 200 multi purpose yards on us in their playoff win

It was semi-funny once. Now it's just tired & played.

Hey dont be cyberbullying...jk..hahahaha

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.