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Kevin White Says He Hopes to Fit into the Bears’ New Offense

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Kevin White has yet to live up to the hype of being a top-10 receiver, and it hasn’t helped matters any that he hasn’t been on the field often enough to make an impact.

With Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Javon Wims, Bennie Fowler, Marlon Brown, Matt Fleming, Garrett Johnson, and Shaq Roland new to Chicago, there is no shortage of competition for White. And that the Bears didn’t pick up the fifth-year option on White’s rookie deal adds that much fuel to the offseason fire. Oh, did I mention there’s just one ball to go around? Yeah, that should make things all the more interesting.

White should be encouraged, though. Bears coach Matt Nagy his ready to take on the challenge of coaching up White, who he believes has a world of potential – enough to be willing to help build him into a “dominant player” in 2018. Of course, White will have to earn it with hard work … much like Roquan Smith, if you want to think of it that way.

In the end, White will play in an offense that will be run by someone from a strong coaching tree who probably has a better idea on how to best use a player with his potential.

Well, at least that’s the idea:

White met with reporters after Wednesday’s practice during this phase of OTAs, and it sounds like it was an odd ordeal:

Kevin Fishbain’s collection of quotes from White is equally puzzling:

Chicago’s front office prioritized the receiver position in a way that was aggressive and impressive. White, Josh Bellamy, Demarcus Ayers, and Tanner Gentry are the only holdovers from last year’s receiving corps – and Ayers never even got into a game. So maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that White doesn’t have much to say. He hasn’t played much and probably knows he has his work cut out for him if he wants to continue wearing a Bears uniform for the foreseeable future.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.