Nearly two years after being drafted No. 7 overall by the Chicago Bears, Kevin White will finally make his NFL debut on Sunday.
White missed all of last season with a stress fracture in his left leg. The Bears listed White as questionable for Sunday’s game, but multiple reports say that the wideout will indeed be on the field when Chicago takes on the Houston Texans.
The Bears are hopeful that White will be a nice compliment to No. 1 receiver Alshon Jeffery.
White, the former West Virginia All-American, had a quiet preseason. The receiver just had two catches for nine yards in his first two games, but had his best outing in his last preseason tilt. In White’s fourth preseason contest he hauled in four catches for 57 yards.
Chicago currently has White slated at No. 2 on the depth chart. Eddie Royal and Deonte Thompson both backup Jeffery and White at wideout.
If Jeffery and White can stay healthy the Bears will lineup two 6-foot-3 receivers at their disposal. While White missed all of his rookie season, Jeffery only played in nine games due to various injuries. Chicago ranked in the bottom half of the league in passing offense in 2015 at No. 23.