Kevin White: Ready, Set …..


…Go? Well if you try to read through the vagueness of John Fox’s quotes, it is possible Kevin White will be able to play this season. A couple of days ago, Fox was quoted as saying White’s leg is healed and now it’s just a matter of getting himself into game shape. Based on all the injuries to the WR corps it would seem probable that White might get some reps.

The Bears have to make a decision by December 15th, six days from now, so do not expect Kevin to be ready for the Washington Redskins game on Sunday. That leaves three games and getting White some playing time would be a good thing. I wouldn’t expect him to play a lot of snaps, more likely only in spot situations.

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As the season closes, you will start to see teams bring in more players to work out. The purpose behind this is to find players the Bears can sign to futures contracts. They can’t sign anyone till after the season ends, but with four weeks left, this is a good time for workouts. Yesterday, the Bears hosted four WRs. One being Danario Alexander who last played with the San Diego Chargers.

Injury update: Martellus Bennett had been placed on IR, ending his season. It has been reported that he has sustained a rib injury. Most of the media and fans feel Marty is done with the Bears. While this season has been frustrating with Bennett, do not be so sure he is gone. Rob Housler was signed to replace Bennett.

Roster moves: The Bears terminated the contract of QB Justin Worley and signed QB Matt Blanchard. Bears fans might remember Blanchard when he was on the practice squad back in 2012. Since then he has spent time with the Carolina Panthers.

As we approach the end of the season, there will be more talk regarding the UDFA (Undrafted Free Agent) market. What is interesting is that the Bears will have 24 free agents off the 53 man roster. GM Ryan Pace will want to re-sign many of them. Here is the list.

While many feel the Bears have a load of cap space money, be aware a lot of that will go to some of those 24 players and draft picks.

One last item- the Bears offensive line has seen a lot of changes this season. After 13 weeks and no real stability they rank 9th in the NFL as a unit (per Football Outsiders) and 3rd in pass protection- quite a testament to the Bears coaching staff.