Nine months after tearing his ACL, the Buffalo Bills have placed star cornerback on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, guaranteeing he’ll miss at least the first four games of the 2022 season. White hasn’t played since suffering his season-ending knee injury last Thanksgiving.

White has been one of the NFL’s top players at his position. The two-time Pro Bowler and 2019 All-Pro led the league with six interceptions in 2019 and has logged at least 10 pass deflections three different times.

The 27-year-old spent all summer in rehab, working with strength and conditioning staff behind the scenes, and now won’t be eligible to begin practicing with the team until after Week 4. Players who open the regular season on PUP have 21 days to be activated to the 53-man roster once designated to return.

In White’s absence, the Bills are expected to utilize veteran Taron Johnson, second-year starter Dane Jackson and rookie first-rounder Kaiir Elam at corner.

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