The Chicago Bears Updated Injured Reserve Review

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Cameron Meredith
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Cameron Meredith /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 29: Zach Miller /

These three names alone represent some of the best receiving talent on the roster. Zach Miller is the newest addition to the list after his massive knee injury against the Saints. Chicago will miss his ability to catch and block.

They will also miss leadership.

Miller’s value cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately for Miller, it appears as if his football career may be over. At the least, his time with the Bears is likely to be at an end.

The Bears really could have used Cameron Meredith this year, and it shows. Meredith tore his ACL and did a little bit more damage to his knee but should be good to go in about May. The Bears missed him a lot this season as he was tabbed to be their number one wide receiver. They went into the season without a true number one and the results of that have been evident.

The Bears’ passing game has not been that good.

Expect Meredith to begin getting back to getting into football shape this spring and start working out with the team during the summer. His comeback may not be finished by the time the season starts and he may end up on injured reserve to start the season. Hopefully, fingers crossed, he might be ready for the first game of the 2018 season.

Kevin White has become somewhat of an enigma for the Bears since coming to them in general manager Ryan Pace’s first draft. White has not been able to stay on the field for any length of time and has not shown anyone what he is capable of yet. He is perpetually injured leaving some to wonder if he will even make it on the roster next season which is the final year of his rookie contract.

Then you have some speculation that White will be called up using the special injured reserve designation. It’s said he’s healthy and could be brought back. Will the Bears do it and if they do will White be able to stay healthy? So far, he hasn’t but what do the Bears have to lose? They could use the help at wide receiver and they can see if they want to keep him around in 2018.