A forgotten man in Tennessee, RB LenDale White wants the Titans to trade him. White told The Tennessean Friday while he understands anyone not named Chris Johnson will be the backup on the Titans, he wants the opportunity for more playing time — even if it has to be somewhere else.
“I did good with it for a year, I didn’t complain,” White told Jim Wyatt. “I backed up greatness, a guy who ran for 2,000 yards. But now that that’s over I feel like … it is time for me to start somewhere. And that is what I want to do. I want to be a starter in the NFL, not a backup.
“I would definitely be interested in a trade. I don’t know where, or how (the Titans) might view that, but that is what I am hoping for. I can’t see me sitting in Tennessee as a backup any more. And that goes as no disrespect to the Titans or C.J., but I feel like it is time for me to get out of there. … Sometimes it is just best to part ways.”
Titans coach Jeff Fisher had a rather poignant response to the comments, presumably alluding to White’s work ethic.
“I don’t blame any player for wanting to play and wanting more play-time,” Fisher said. “But in his case, actions speak louder than words. And I have no further comment.”
The Titans placed a second-round tender on White, who is a restricted free agent.