Kevin White missed all of his rookie season with a stress fracture in his lower shin that required surgery. The wide receiver is apparently doing well and is on track to be back at full health when the team kicks off it offseason program.
General manager Ryan Pace spoke with reporters on Wednesday and provided an update on his first-ever draft pick.
“He’s training on his own,” Pace said from the NFL Scouting Combine. “He’s progressing well and he’ll be full speed for the offseason program.”
White’s return amounts to an extra first-round pick for the Bears this season. Given the number of injuries to key offensive weapons — particularly at the wide receiver position — the Bears will be delighted to have his services.
“I’m really excited about him, and I know he’s got a lot of confidence and just a big smile on his face, ready to show everybody what he can do,” Pace said.