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Colts 2016 player preview: Cornerback Darius White

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason.  To pass the time until camp, we're taking a look at every player on the Colts' 90-man roster.  Today, we're looking at cornerback Darius White.

Who is he?

The Indianapolis Colts signed Darius White as an undrafted free agent shortly after the draft concluded, adding depth to a position that the team didn't address with any of their eight picks.  White played in 23 career games at Cal (starting 17) and recorded 87 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions, 15 passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.  Before his time at Cal, he played two seasons at Itawamba Community College, where he recorded 79 tackles, three tackles for loss, six interceptions, and 16 passes defensed.

What is his role?

As an undrafted free agent, White doesn't stand a great shot at making the roster.  The team has the first four corners set in Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson, Darius Butler, and D'Joun Smith, meaning that there is likely only one spot left open at the position for everyone else to compete for.  While the good news for White is that the Colts didn't add someone through the draft this year at cornerback, there are still some players who would seem to be ahead of him on the depth chart, like Jalil Brown or Tevin Mitchel.  The open roster spot means that there's a chance, but the rest of the situation makes the likelihood of White actually making the roster rather slim.

What are his chances?

Like most undrafted free agents, Darius White is a long-shot.