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Former USC standout LenDale White cut by Denver Broncos

August 16, 2011 |  1:05 pm


It appears LenDale White's football career is on the verge of coming to a close.

White, who missed all of last season because of injury, was reportedly cut by the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, ending his dream of playing for his hometown team. The Denver Post first reported the story.

The former USC running back signed a two-year deal with the Broncos in August 2010 before tearing his Achilles tendon in the Broncos' final preseason game last year. He rushed for 10 yards on four carries in the Broncos' preseason loss to Dallas on Thursday.

White, who was drafted by Tennessee in the second round of the 2006 draft, rushed for 1,110 yards during his second year with the Titans. He then scored 15 touchdowns in 2008. However, White struggled in 2009 and was traded to Seattle the following year.

White rushed for a USC-record 57 career touchdowns while sharing running back duties with Reggie Bush.


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Photo: Denver running back LenDale White is tackled by Dallas' Jason Hatcher during a preseason game Thursday. Credit: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press