Bears wide receiver Kevin White has been training with quarterback Mitch Trubisky in California this offseason according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.
“Kevin is working really hard to get back,” said Trubisky. “I know he’s busting his tail to really do big things this year.” The 25-year-old is still rehabbing from a season-ending shoulder injury but he has been able to work on his routes and quickness while in Cali.
Few top-ten NFL draft picks have had more disastrous starts to their professional career than the injury-riddled White. After being drafted 7th-overall by the Bears out of West Virginia in 2015, White missed his entire rookie season and has played iin only five regular season games in three years. His 2017 campaign ended after only one game when White broke his shoulder blade. His career stats? 21 catches for 195 yards and zero touchdowns. White turns 26 years old in June and to say 2018 is a career crossroads for him would be a gross understatement. The Bears at this juncture may well have the worst wide receivers corps in the league and are desperate to surround Trubisky with more offensive talent in his second season but it would be foolhardy to count on White despite his undeniable physical gifts.