The Chicago Bears selected wide receiver Kevin White in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, but the team isn’t rushing the rookie onto the practice field.
Zach Zaidman of 670 The Score notes Bears coach John Fox said White has been dealing with a shin injury, so the coaching staff is slowly working him back into the fold.
"We've got a plan for him," said Fox of White. "It flared up. We shut him down for 6 weeks, now going on 7 & we're easing him back." #Bears
— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 5, 2015
While Zaidman notes Fox said White has been itching to practice, Chicago is attempting to be smart with the wideout’s health.
And considering the Bears are going to need a solid season to avoid dwelling in the cellar of the NFC North, it’s the right decision.
The West Virginia product will line up opposite a star in Alshon Jeffery, while Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson follow White on the depth chart. He needs to be a consistent target for maligned quarterback Jay Cutler, lest Chicago endure another shaky offensive season.
White cannot win a regular-season game by dominating a training-camp session. The Bears should keep him on the sideline until he’s 100 percent healthy.
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