When the Bears drafted Kevin White with the seventh overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft, everyone had visions of Jay Cutler dropping bombs to the WVU standout at Soldier Field this season. After having micro-fracture surgery during training camp, we’ll soon know if White will play at all in 2015.
The Bears placed Kevin White on the Regular Season PUP list. He was eligible to begin practicing with the team on October 19th. Before that time, those around Halas Hall who watched him called him a “workout freak.” Since then, he’s graduated to at least some light running.
After upending the San Diego Chargers on Monday night football, the Bears now have two weeks to decide White’s fate this season. They have until as late as Nov. 23rd after their game against Denver to make that call.
“He’s engaged in all the meetings,” Bears receivers’ coach Mike Groh said. “He’s doing everything that he can. Certainly, he’s getting all the treatment that he can. It’s encouraging for him as he sees his injuries start to heal and see maybe a little bit of the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The team has expressed the notion that they may hold White out for this season and not risk further injury. For the most part, the Bears have remained quiet on White’s status, which is par for the course for those who know how head coach John Fox operates. With that deadline approaching, we’ll know soon if we will get to see White on the field this season.
In the meantime, White is doing his part to give back to the Chicago community:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 29, 2015