The Chicago Bears used the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft to select wide receiver Kevin White, a 6-foot-3 West Virginia product with the ability to stretch the field. Originally expected to make an immediate impact, he has spent his rookie season languishing on the physically unable to perform list instead.
White, who suffered a stress fracture in his left shin and underwent a surgical procedure in August, will learn his fate soon enough. The Bears have until Tuesday, Nov. 24, to either activate him or declare him out for the rest of the season, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
"I am not sure," White said, per the Tribune. "I don’t know. When I know, that is when you guys will know. It’s day-by-day. I guess we’ll see."
Most thought the Bears would have White just sit out the season, but the team is creeping back into the playoff picture. The Bears have won back-to-back games and are clinging to life with a 4-5 record. With the team heating up and a very winnable slate ahead, Chicago will certainly want White in the mix if there's a legitimate chance to make a push for the playoffs. In fantasy terms, he's a very risky, but possibly sneaky add if he's sitting out there on your wire. Roster spots are valuable this time of year and White would likely need some time to get up to speed but sounds like potential owners would know by next week at this time.