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49ers Reportedly Considering Free Agent Pat White As Backup QB

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Quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Quarterback Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) – Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White is attempting to resurrect his NFL career, and he may have a suitor in the San Francisco 49ers.

The Niners are thin at quarterback behind Colin Kaepernick, and coach Jim Harbaugh reached out to White about setting up a private workout.

“Coach and I had a conversation about me coming in to work out,” White told USA Today on Sunday. “We haven’t set up a formal date. I’m just going to make sure I keep working hard for when that day comes.”

White participated in West Virginia’s Pro Day in front of several teams earlier this month, as he caught the eye of Harbaugh, who is in the market for a quarterback to push Kaepernick. And, given White’s skill set, he seems to be an ideal backup in the 49ers’ read-option offense.

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