Chicago Bears: Kevin White is On the Clock


Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Kevin White (West Virginia) is selected as the number seven overall pick to the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The clock is ticking on what the Bears will do with first round draft choice, Kevin White. On November 24th, the Bears organization has two choices: To activate White from the PUP and place him on the 53 man roster or shut him down for the year and place him on IR. John Fox and White himself have been vague on how is repaired shin is doing during rehab. Bears media reported a few weeks ago, that White was seen doing light running on the sidelines at practice. Interestingly, he has not been seen again. He has traveled with the team of late but I would read nothing into that.

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There is little doubt in my mind that Ryan Pace and John Fox will put White’s health before anything else. The question they have to ask, can Kevin White make a difference? Probably not. Here is the situation, Bears are 4-5 with the Broncos and Packers up next. Best result is they are 6-5, then 5-6 or 4-7. Do any of these records really put them in the playoff picture? Probably not. Then you have to factor White will need at least three weeks of practice, so his on field availability would be week 14. The season is about done no matter the record.

Cutler and Gase have done fine all season with the WR/RB/TE they have had. I think it would be in the best interest to shut Kevin down, let him get well and unleash his talent next season.

Power Rankings have the Bears now out of the bottom third. The range is as high as 12th and the lowest is around 23rd. The best write up was done by SB Nation who has the Bears at 23rd.

"“In Chicago, Adam Gase has done some really cool things with Jay Cutler and the offense, and the passing game is clicking. Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey have done a good job in relief of an injured Matt Forte and Zach Miller has emerged as a weapon with three touchdowns over the past two weeks. At 4-5, the Bears are certainly a dark horse in the NFC, but there’s plenty of season left for them to stay in the hunt for a wild card spot.”"

Draft Rankings: As of now, the Bears would be drafting 16th in the first round. The Lions would go at 6th.

Other news:

Terrance Mitchell CB was waived and his roster spot was filled by Jacoby Glenn CB. I am a big fan of Mitchell and feel he will find his way back on the PS. Mitchell was not a NB but more of a pure CB and with Porter and Fuller playing so well he is not going to play much. They feel Glenn is more versatile.

The Bears worked out yesterday the following players: Linebacker Xzavier Dickson, defensive end Tyre Glasper, linebacker Danny Mason, and linebacker Mike McAdoo. Dickson was a seventh round pick by New England and the rest are UDFA. No signings were announced.

Jeff Fisher of the Rams stated he was thoroughly outcoached by Bears ST coach, Jeff Rodgers on the fake punt. It was Rodgers call to have the defense out on the field instead of a full ST unit.

Last item: Jeremy Langford is up for Rookie of the Week at so go vote if you have a chance.

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