Chicago Bears Rumors: Kevin White Starts With Alshon Jeffery For Jay Cutler? Jeremy Langford Competes With Matt Forte

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May 29, 2015 01:33 PM EDT
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White #13
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White #13 runs a route while participating in practice during the rookie minicamp on Friday, May 8, 2015 in Lake Forest, Illinois."

The Chicago Bears have Kevin White coming in ready to start with Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal on offense for Jay Cutler after the draft and the team is hoping for a bounce back season in 2015 and this comes as Jeremy Langford could help push Matt Forte to contribute for the team after he was taken in the draft by head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace.

White comes in as a first round draft pick and he put up some strong numbers at West Virginia and he is likely going to start alongside Alshon Jeffery for Jay Cutler. White was the number seven pick and was taken after Amari Cooper went at number four and some scouts saw him as having a better upside than Cooper. According to Bears reporter Dan Pompei, White had a "dominant" training camp and he has the chance to replace Brandon Marshall in the offense for the Bears.

The Bears have Jeffery as the number one along with the newly signed Eddie Royal, while Marquess Wilson likely will stay as the fourth receiver. White has breakaway ability and good hands and he should give Jeffery a strong running mate for Jay Cutler. The team used Jeffery and Brandon Marshall as a tandem and now White can take over for Marshall after he was traded to the Jets. ESPN Chicago reported that White was used in various spots in rookie camp and he could get some looks as the slot receiver.

White has good size at receiver and is a bit bigger than Cooper and he comes in after having his best season with the Mountaineers. White had 109 catches last season for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns and now he should be starting for the Bears. The team also added Jeremy Langford and he looked good in camp and the Chicago Tribune writes that he could push Matt Forte to get some carries this season. Forte will be 30 by the end of the year and is coming into the last year of his contract.

The Bears considered a trade with Jay Cutler this offseason and teams like the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns could have been landing spots, but now he is set to stay. Cutler will start over Jimmy Clausen as John Fox takes over as head coach for Marc Trestman in 2015. The Bears have the chance to make some noise in the division and White should be a big part of that. If White can produce Cutler should have a better season and he will work on getting his turnovers down.

Fox is taking over after Marc Trestman was fired and the team also dismissed general manager Phil emery after a tough two year run. The Bears missed the playoffs both seasons under Trestman and last year was a major step back after just missing the postseason the previous year. Fox comes in after four straight division titles with the Broncos and he has the chance to try and turn things around. According to ESPN Chicago, Cutler will likely be the starter in camp and Clausen will be the number two.

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