Bears wideout Kevin White headed to injured reserve

AP

The Bears still don’t want to put a timeframe on wide receiver Kevin White’s recovery from his latest leg injury.

But it’s going to be at least eight weeks.

General Manager Ryan Pace just told reporters White was being placed on injured reserve, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Pace said White had a severe high ankle sprain which resulted in a fractured fibula. They don’t know if he’s going to need surgery to repair the damage, and want to continue to gather medical opinions.

White, last year’s first-round pick, missed his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in his leg.

42 responses to “Bears wideout Kevin White headed to injured reserve

  1. Sweet. Under Alshon’s expert guidance, he’s doing just like Alshon. All hype, never on the field.

    Yet another draft bust for the Bears.

  2. Unfortunate for the Bears, and unfortunate for Kevin White. Seeing a high draft pick get on the field and underachieve is one thing, but it is just sad when they can’t seem to stay healthy.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery for Kevin.

  3. It seemed like the game was moving too fast for him anyway. Too soon to be called a bust because you know as soon as they turn him loose, he will somehow burn us down the road. Get well soon Kevin.

  4. Just go ahead and have the surgery now, as we all know what’s going to happen in a few weeks. He’s going to try to come back and discover “yeah, this thing is still too sore to play on.” At least by having the surgery now he’s got a shot at being physically ready by next year.

  5. The Bears last 5-1st round draft picks:

    – Shea McClellin (Emery) – role player, no longer on the team
    – Kyle Long (Emery) – Pro Bowler
    – Kyle Fuller (Emery) – currently on IR, out of favor with coaching staff and probably playing elsewhere next season
    – Kevin White (Pace) – no production last year, very little this year, potentially will be entering his 3rd season as effectively still a rookie and with 2 significant leg injuries on his record
    – Leonard Floyd (Pace) – injured/ineffective through 4 games

    Repeatedly washing out with 1st-round draft picks is how bad teams stay bad. One out of 5 does not get it done and unfortunately the trend shows no signs of reversing under the current regime.

    Other implications are that Alshon’s price to stay in Chicago now goes from “ridiculous” to somewhere north of “astronomical” and depending on the prognosis, Pace may be facing the real possibility of having to add WR to a draft board that has a few positions vying for attention already.

  6. I feel so sorry for our main rivals, the Bears. We have so much in common, not winning, not being if first place and stuff. Man, that’s just brittle, I mean, brutal. Wish him all the best.

  7. This is why teams with better histories of drafting well passed on him. Too bad, but he looks like a bust.

  8. I remember an article on PFT last year about Cooper v. White. I thought Cooper was a product of all the talent around him at Bama.
    D’oh.

  9. rho1953 says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:51 PM
    This is why teams with better histories of drafting well passed on him. Too bad, but he looks like a bust.

    He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    Those teams been drafting around those positions a long time….

  10. To draft White, Bears passed on Todd Gurley

    Also, missed an easy opportunity to trade up, pass over the Jets, and draft Leonard Williams

    Hard not be underwhelmed when the front office’s draft picks and high price free agents NEVER GET ON THE FIELD

  11. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:41 PM
    I feel so sorry for our main rivals, the Bears. We have so much in common, not winning, not being if first place and stuff. Man, that’s just brittle, I mean, brutal. Wish him all the best.
    —————————-
    Packers and Bears both have Lombardi Trophys in their trophy case. Vikings have no need for a trophy case in their
    new building.

  12. This is how it will go down. They’ll wait 2 months hoping it heals on its own, then he’ll finally have surgery but because they waited so long he’ll miss OTAs next year and maybe part of training camp. Meaning he’s behind the curve and out of shape to start next season too. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  13. This team is no where near ready to compete and the loss of White is not going to greatly change the complexion of this team in any substantial way.

    That said, it’s pretty easy now for a lot of you to say that Pace screwed up by picking White and calling him a bust, but did you really feel that way when they called his name on draft night? I get it, everyone plays a little Monday morning quarterback from time to time, but it’s pretty easy to blame Pace, but this team has been going in the wrong direction for a while now. Cutler, albeit a guy with all the talent in the world has not been the guy Bears fans had hoped and it’s time to draft a QB that will hopefully be that guy that they can build a team around and turn this ugly corner.

  14. norseyapper says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:16 PM
    Not much for superstitions, but do you think he might try a different number than 13?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    For reals. Remember what happened to Johnny Knox?

  15. From now on, Pace needs to trade any first rd picks away, and stock up on 2nd , 3rd and 4th rounders. Those picks actually have shown some promise. Everyone keeps saying tank, and get a QB next year….having a top 3 pick would scare me to death….odds are whomever it would be would bust.

  16. Should have kept Marshall- passed on White and used the pick on D. Bad decisions by Pace. I said this while it was happening, so I am not just doing hindsight.

  17. Very disappointing for this kid.
    I feel bad for him and their fans.
    You can all call him a bust, I get it, but he’s never really been able to show what kind of talent he could be on the field.

    On a side note, I see the Barney fans are showing their usual tact.
    Clueless rubes.

  18. ariani1985 says:
    Oct 5, 2016 1:27 PM
    I remember Packer fan frankie booth saying he would never pan out! I guess he is right so far.
    ===================================
    Nope. Must have the wrong guy. I’m not a Packer fan, and never said whether or not White would be good or not.

  19. He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    ————

    Yeah, well four of those teams have won Super Bowls.

  20. Maybe I’m biased after watching Cordoroy Patterson struggle for my team, but there’s still a chance that White could stay healthy and perform well next year — assuming the Bears figure out their QB deal.

  21. He was drafted #7 over all. That means 6 teams passed on him.

    Tampa
    Tennessee
    Jacksonville
    Oakland
    Redskins
    Jets

    I would NOT say that any of those teams historically draft better than Chicago in recent history.

    ———————

    Ok, so with those 6 picks: Two franchise QBs, a Pro Bowl WR, and three legit starters, including Leonard Williams who’s already among the league leaders in Sacks through 4 games.

    I wouldn’t exactly highlight those 6 picks if I were trying to make a point about White.

  22. I would honestly consider it horrible luck. How can anyone know he would get injured like that when he was drafted. He was in the top 7 in EVERY mock draft.

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