An outfielder who bypassed joining major-league teams after being drafted to pursue a football career, White is expected to begin in an instructional league this fall, a source close to the quarterback said.
Tantalized by the athletic talents showcased in college, Miami drafted White with the idea of using him as a weapon in the Wildcat offense. But White struggled to adapt to the NFL in his rookie season, and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano used the quarterback for just three snaps in three preseason games last month.
White has been drafted by major-league teams four times, most recently by the New York Yankees in 2009.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.