Chicago Bears Rumors: Kevin White Camp Return Unknown, Jeremy Langford Fantasy Handcuff For Matt Forte, Jay Cutler Wants Rebound

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Aug 04, 2015 12:41 PM EDT
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Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Chicago Bears
Kevin White of the West Virginia Mountaineers holds up a jersey after being chosen #7 overall by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois."

The Chicago Bears have had rookie Kevin White out of training camp with a shin injury and his return is unknown for head coach John Fox and this comes as the team is looking to bounce back after a tough season and players like Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte should be helped along by the additions of Jeremy Langford, Jacquizz Rodgers and White to the offense.

The Bears went through a tough offseason filled with trade headlines and coaching changes and now Fox comes in to take over and Cutler remains the quarterback. Cutler was mentioned quite a bit in trade rumors this offseason after he was benched by Marc Trestman in 2014, but the team did not come close to making a move. Fox did not support Cutler right away as his starter, but at this point it looks like the job is his and the team is expecting Cutler to bounce back after a down year overall for the team.

The Bears have as good of offensive talent as anyone in the league, but last season things did not click and while Cutler put up good numbers, the team did not play winning football. Adam Gase is coming in as offensive coordinator and he said that he thinks that the team can improve with Cutler as the QB. Gase handled Peyton Manning with the Broncos and now Cutler has a new OC and it could be a big help as the Bears try and improve.

The team moved Brandon Marshall in the offseason, but Alshon Jeffery is a number one and White now is coming in to be his sidekick. White has great speed and he was very productive with West Virginia last season, going for over 1000 yards and 100 catches. Cutler reportedly was dangled to the Titans in a trade this offseason and now he comes back looking to cut down on turnovers. Cutler actually had his best completion percentage and highest total of TD passes in his career, but he also had 18 picks and lost six fumbles. Getting White and some other players on offense should help Cutler as well.

White is currently on the PUP list for the Bears and he has been out for offseason workouts as well. Fox said that White is "making headway" and that he has to build his conditioning back up before he can get on the field. Marquess Wilson and Eddie Royal may get some extra work with White out and he could have an uphill climb depending on how much time he misses. White is hoping to start with Jeffery, but the injury may keep that from happening in Week 1.

Forte comes in as one of the most used backs in football and adding Langford and Rodgers could help him get some extra rest this season. The Bears want to keep Forte fresh and Langford comes in after being very productive in college. Forte had 100 catches last season and depending on how Fox and Gase work things, the RBs will be running the ball more consistently.

Check here for more on the Chicago Bears in training camp and the status for White.

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