Bears promoting wide receiver with Kevin White headed to IR

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The Bears are in the familiar position of needing to put wide receiver Kevin White on injured reserve and they’ll be replacing him on the 53-man roster with a wideout from the practice squad.

According to multiple reports, the team will bring up Tanner Gentry to round out their receiver group. Gentry was with the team this offseason after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming.

Gentry caught four passes for 77 yards in the preseason, including a 45-yard touchdown from Mitch Trubisky in a game against the Titans.

The Bears are also promoting linebacker Jonathan Anderson from the practice squad. Jerrell Freeman a pectoral muscle injury against the Falcons and is in the concussion protocol, so his chances of playing this week aren’t looking good.

UPDATE 3:23 p.m. ET: The Bears announced both promotions and placed both White and Freeman on injured reserve.

10 responses to “Bears promoting wide receiver with Kevin White headed to IR

  1. So much for staying healthy this year to have a shot.
    Kevin White, please don’t walk and chew gum at the same time. I fear for your safety.

  2. Wake up @daaabears, you way late with the prayers:

    Jerrell Freeman LB I.L. Sep 12 pectorals Out for season
    Kevin White WR I.L. Sep 11 shoulder Out for season
    Benny Cunningham RB Sidelined Sep 10 ankle Week to week
    Markus Wheaton WR Questionable Sep 8 finger Likely will not play
    Pernell McPhee LB Questionable Sep 8 knee Likely will play
    Prince Amukamara DB Doubtful Sep 8 ankle Week to week
    Kyle Long G Questionable Sep 4 ankle Week to week
    Deiondre’ Hall DB I.L. Sep 4 hamstring Return Week 9?
    Eddie Goldman DL Sidelined Aug 29 concussion Week to week
    Cameron Meredith WR I.L. Aug 28 knee surgery Out for season
    Patrick Scales C I.L. Aug 28 knee Out for season
    Eric Kush C I.L. Aug 7 hamstring Out for season
    Jordan Morgan G I.L. Apr 29 – Out for season

  3. I think we’ve seen the last of Kevin White. In a Bears uniform or any NFL uniform.

    Happy about Tanner though. It was only preseason, but Tanner was good in preseason. Welcome to the Bears, TAnner.

  4. Da Bears re better off without him….they were trying to make into something he was not, which was a #1. He could not run routes and had questionable hands. Another case of looks like Tarzan plays like Jane.

  5. I hope this kid makes the most of his shot…but they will probably cut him, then Belichik will pick him up and he will be the next Julian Edelman, and like Julian was the next Wes Welker. Julian will be on the street because Bill doesn’t waste time.

  6. Kevin, keep the faith. Your fans are with you. Remember Chuck Howley was injured his first year with the Bears-out for a year, then became a Dallas Cowboy all-pro for ten years. Go Mountaineers.

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