The time Kevin White could make his NFL debut with the Chicago Bears is drawing close.
When the Bears drafted Kevin White with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, they had visions of him streaking down the sideline opposite Alshon Jeffrey, catching bombs from Jay Cutler on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, he suffered an shin injury over the summer that ended up requiring micro-fracture surgery during training camp to correct. The team placed him on the Regular Season PUP List. He will be eligible to come off that list on October 19th. The team can wait as long as November 23rd to make the decision as to whether to activate White for this season.
Aaron Leming of The Bear Report says the team believes White could be on the field sometime between Weeks 10 and 12.
By all accounts, White has attacked his rehab like he does opposing defensive backs: aggressively. The team says he is a “workout freak” and that his work ethic is unbelievably good. The team doesn’t think it will take him and his personality long to become a leader among his position group. Jeffrey has missed action, and isn’t expected to be back in action until Week 6 at the earliest
For a team that currently ranks 27th in the league in passing offense, the addition of White would be a big boost.