In a minor roster move, the New England Patriots waived wide receiver Shun White from their reserve/military list on Wednesday.
White had been in active duty for the Navy for the past several years and does not intend on continuing his playing career following his release Wednesday, per a league source.
The Patriots signed White as undrafted free agent from the Naval Academy in 2009, along with fullback Eric Kettani and wide receiver Tyree Barnes. However, all three players were soon required to return to active duty, with Kettani and Barnes returning to the team in 2011.
The 27-year old White was a productive slot back at Navy, where he ran a team-best 4.36-second 40-yard dash, according to the school. He also set a school record in the 60-meter dash.