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Kevin White | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 216
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (7) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin White (shoulder, injured reserve) will not return this season.
White suffered a broken shoulder blade in the season opener. He was not expected back this season, but Chicago made it official by using their second return spot on FS Quintin Demps on Thursday. White has now played five games since being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in 2015. Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:06:00 PM

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Bears placed WR Kevin White on injured reserve with a fractured scapula.

White has a broken shoulder blade, and could require surgery. If it's season-ending — something we're inclined to believe it will be in White's case — it will be the third time in three NFL campaigns he hasn't come close to finishing the year. White will head into 2018 having made five career appearances, one of which came after Oct. 1 (last Oct. 2). White turns 26 next June. To say he's at a career crossroads would be putting it mildly. The Bears will attempt to move forward with Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton and Deonte Thompson as their top three receivers. Rookie RB Tarik Cohen will be a weekly threat to lead the team in targets.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:28:00 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Bears fear Kevin White fractured his collarbone in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Atlanta.

It is believed he will require season-ending surgery. It's another devastating blow to injury-riddled White, who appeared in just his fifth NFL game as a third-year pro Sunday versus the Falcons. Rookie Tarik Cohen wound up leading Chicago in targets with 12. As Cameron Meredith tore his ACL and MCL during the preseason, the Bears' best remaining wide receivers are Kendall Wright, Deonte Thompson, and Josh Bellamy.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Kevin White went to the locker room with a shoulder injury in the Bears' Week 1 game versus Atlanta.

He's done for the day. White came out holding his arm after a catch, went into the injury tent, and emerged only to head to the locker room. Before departing, White caught two passes for six yards on four targets. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, this is just White's fifth NFL game.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 03:30:00 PM

Bears OC Dowell Loggains believes Kevin White can be a No. 1 receiver.

"And obviously he's going to have to be," Loggains continued, "because he's the guy with the experience and he's talented and he should be in a featured role." Mike Glennon echoed the coordinator's sentiments, saying White "has what you're looking for" from a top wideout. That may be true, but injuries have prevented White from showing that talent on the field to this point in his career. White is the upside play, but Kendall Wright is the safer fantasy bet.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Kevin White nabbed 2-of-4 targets for 30 yards Sunday in the Bears’ third preseason game.

White nearly came down with a touchdown on the Bears’ first possession, though he couldn’t keep both of his feet in bounds. He drew a pass interference, setting up a one-yard touchdown for Dion Sims on the following play. White did make a solid catch in traffic just before the two-minute warning in the first half, but was mostly held in check. The Bears need him to step up big time with go-to wideout Cameron Meredith (ACL) done for the year.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Kevin White disputed Bears WRs coach Zach Azzanni's story that the two watched White's college film together in an effort to restore White's confidence, and remind White that he used to be good.

Asked about Azzanni's story by reporters on Wednesday, White reportedly became "tense" and insisted he was simply watching film with Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz. Azzanni gave a different account on Monday. For whatever it's worth, White reportedly had his best practice of training camp on Wednesday.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 08:10:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune hints Bears third-year WR Kevin White has struggled with confidence.

Returning from two catastrophic injuries to the same leg, White has failed to stand out five days into Bears camp. WRs coach Zach Azzanni resorted to showing White "some of his West Virginia highlights" on Monday morning, "just to remind him of the elite collegiate player he was." An extremely physical bordering on violent college player, White seems to be struggling to regain his competitive edge after appearing in four games the past two seasons.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 05:29:00 PM

Over the past two decades, no first-round wide receiver who managed fewer than 20 receptions in his first two NFL seasons has become a success.

The list is comprised of five infamous busts -- Marcus Nash, Rashaun Woods, R. Jay Soward, A.J. Jenkins, and Yatil Green -- and, of course, Bears third-year WR Kevin White, who caught 19 passes in four games last season but has failed to play in his remaining 28 games possible. You can read more about the Bears' 2017 outlook in Evan Silva's Team Fantasy Preview at the link below.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 11:47:00 PM

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears WR Kevin White (leg) is "back to full speed."

White has missed 28-of-32 games since entering the league due to a fractured left tibia, fibular spiral fracture, and severe ankle ligament damage. He spent "months" after last season "working to align his stride" when running. However, White was on the field at minicamp and is reportedly running at full speed. Teammates were excited for White after he was able to sink his hips and explode out of a curl route in practice. Cameron Meredith is the favorite to lead the team in targets, but if White is healthy, he could emerge as the Bears' top receiver.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:08:00 PM

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears third-year WR Kevin White has spent the last several months "working to align his stride" when running.

White missed his rookie season with a fractured left tibia, then missed all but four games of his sophomore campaign with a "fibular spiral fracture" and "severe ankle ligament damage" in the same leg. Per the Tribune's Rich Campbell, the Bears simply "don't know" whether White will regain his explosiveness. White is nothing more than a late-round flier in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Wed, May 24, 2017 10:58:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune considers Kevin White's (leg) progress a "mystery."

Mike Glennon and coach John Fox both had positive things to say about White on Tuesday, but offered nothing in the way of specifics. Fox said earlier this month that White "looks very healthy." The oft-injured wideout is getting in at least some degree of participation in OTAs. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2015 draft, White has missed 28-of-32 games.
Tue, May 23, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Bears coach John Fox said Kevin White "looks very healthy."

"With the things that we’ve done, I’m hoping he can remain healthy," Fox added. "He’s a tireless worker, and I think he’s having a great offseason." The No. 7 overall pick in 2015, White has played in four games in two seasons and struggled mightily in those contests. With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia, the Bears need White to stay healthy and play up to his draft slot this season.
Source: ESPN
Sat, May 13, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Bears GM Ryan Pace expects Kevin White to bounce back.

The No. 7 overall pick in 2015, White has been limited to four games due to injury and looked overmatched in those contests, but Pace thinks he has what it takes to turn his career around. "Knowing his work ethic and his approach and his support system, I know he's going to come back ready to go," Pace said. "He has just got to shake off some of that bad luck." With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia, the Bears need White to reach his No. 1 potential in a hurry.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Kevin White (leg) expects to be ready for the offseason program.

The No. 7 overall pick of the 2015 draft, White has played in four games in two seasons and was not impressive in those limited snaps. A healthy offseason would be a step in the right direction, but White has a lot to prove in his third season. With Alshon Jeffery likely on the way out, White will compete with Cameron Meredith for the No. 1 role.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 12:25:00 PM

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QB1Mitchell Trubisky
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RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Jordan Howard
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Cameron Meredith
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Mekale McKay
WR21Kevin White
2Markus Wheaton
3DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
5Colin Thompson
LT1Charles Leno
LG1Kyle Long
2Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Travis Averill
RG1Eric Kush
2Cameron Lee
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene