WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Redskins have officially announced the release of quarterback Pat White, to make room on the roster for kicker John Potter, signed to fill-in for injured Kai Forbath against the Packers on Sunday.

Potter, 23, was brought in on Friday after Forbath experienced soreness from a strained groin muscles, which surfaced in practice on Thursday.

He was previously with the squad throughout training camp, before being waved on Aug. 26. He spent the first six weeks of the 2012 season as a kickoff specialist for the Bills, kicking off 24 times with 13 touchbacks and an average of 66.8 yards.

Upon being signed to the Redskins roster in April, White was largely believed to be a short-term stopgap for Robert Griffin III in practice, who was still recovering from offseason ACL surgery at the time.

However, White surviving final roster cuts was the surprise of the preseason, with the Redskins electing to enter the 2013 season with four quarterbacks – Griffin, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman and White – although many were quick to question whether he would survive through the team’s week five bye week without being waved.

He completed 28-of-50 passes for 330 yards, and ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 19 rushes in the preseason.

The team could re-sign White as early as next week if he clears waivers.

Related: Pat White Trending Towards Making Final Roster

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