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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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Mitchell Trubisky said Kevin White is "really hungry" and showing "a lot of passion" this offseason.
"He wants to be coached," Trubisky said. "He wants me to communicate with him every play — what I see, what he sees. And we’re talking on the field and off the field [about] what he can do to get better." White expressed confidence to reporters earlier this offseason despite the Bears adding several new pass catchers, and it sounds like he is backing up those words on the field. While it is easy to write off White following three seasons in which he has played five games, he is at least worth watching in camp. Jun 7 - 12:13 PM

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Kevin White said "anything" is possible for him this season.

Coming off yet another lost season and an offseason which saw the Bears make several additions at receiver, White was not in the talking mood on Wednesday. Even so, he offered a brief update on his health -- "Really good" -- and said he is still confident in his abilities despite the Bears declining his fifth-year option earlier this month. "Really don’t bother me at all," White said. "I believe in myself." White has played five games since being selected No. 7 overall in the 2015 draft.
May 24 - 9:47 AM

Bears declined WR Kevin White's 2019 team option.

This was an easy decision. The option would have paid White $13.9 million next year, and White has appeared in just five career games since going No. 7 overall in 2015. He's healthy this offseason and trained with Mitch Trubisky earlier in the year. White figures to enter 2018 as the No. 4 receiver.
May 2 - 2:27 PM

Bears coach Matt Nagy said Kevin White "has a big ceiling."

Nagy is setting a clean slate for the former No. 7 overall pick, saying it is up to White whether he can turn that upside into production. "He’s got to put time in the playbook. He’s got to put in the extra work after practice when he can," Nagy said. "And then when the game comes, he’s got to make plays." White has played five games in three seasons because of multiple injuries and did not show well in that limited action. He is a long-shot to develop into a quality contributor.
Apr 19 - 9:30 AM

Kevin White (shoulder) is participating in the Bears' offseason program this week.

White appeared in one game last season before missing the remainder of the season with a broken shoulder blade. He's appeared in just five NFL games since being the No. 7 overall pick in 2015 but is getting a clean slate under new coach Matt Nagy. With the additions of Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel to go along with an expanded role for playmaker Tarik Cohen, there may not be a whole lot of room/snaps for White. But being under the radar may be best for White.
Apr 18 - 3:52 PM

Kevin White has been training with Mitch Trubisky in California this offseason.

"Kevin is working really hard to get back," said Trubisky. "I know he’s busting his tail to really do big things this year." White has appeared in just five games since being the No. 7 overall pick in 2015. He's currently rehabbing a shoulder injury he suffered last season, but White has been able to work on his routes and quickness. White won't be guaranteed anything in 2018, and the Bears are certain to add several receivers in the next two months. It's a make or break year for White.
Mar 7 - 11:42 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Javon Wims
5Marlon Brown
WR21Taylor Gabriel
2Anthony Miller
3Kevin White
4Bennie Fowler
5DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
3Matt McCants
LG1James Daniels
2Jordan Morgan
3Earl Watford
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Kyle Long
2Eric Kush
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey