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Chicago Bears star could miss first six weeks of the season

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Chicago Bears fans and those of a fantasy football persuasion may want to look away now.


According to NFL guru Ian Rapoport Chicago's exciting rookie wide receiver, Kevin White, may not be ready to suit up for the franchise at the start of the 2015 regular season.

The reporter explained today that the franchise are giving consideration to keeping the young player on the PUP list to begin the campaign.


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White was selected by the Bears with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft and is expected to fulfil the role of number two receiver at Soldier Field following the departure of Brandon Marshall.

The former West Virginia talent has though been dealing with a shin injury since OTAs back in June and is, according to Rapoport, yet to run on hard ground as he looks to recover.

If Kevin White is kept on the PUP list into the regular season then, even if he proves his fitness after Week One, he wouldn't be eligible to suit up until after the sixth week of the season, per NFL regulations.

One man down

By all accounts the Bears are simply being ultra-cautious with their prized first round talent but, regardless of the severity of the shin issue, it looks like Jay Cutler and Chicago could be one target down early in 2015.

With Alshon Jeffrey stepping up to number one receiver, it looks like White's absence will give an opportunity to veteran Eddie Royal who joined the franchise from the San Diego Chargers over the offseason.

Bears fans: What are your expectations for the 2015 season? Have your say in the comments below...

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