White is one of the team’s best defensive players and would be a significant loss for a unit that was almost back to full health. Backup Dane Jackson replaced him with Buffalo up 10-0.
When the nearest defender this season, the All-Pro corner is allowing a 50.8% completion percentage and 58.9 passer rating, both fourth-best among defensive backs with 50-plus targets this season, per NFL Next Gen Stats.
In a quarter and a half against the Saints, White was targeted once, allowing zero receptions. The injury occurred while he was covering wide receiver Marquez Callaway. After walking off the field with a limp, he was visibly frustrated on the sideline before being examined in the team’s medical tent and then heading to the locker room.