Kevin White, WR Chicago Bears

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Bears WR Kevin White 'back to full speed'

Friday, June 16, 2017, 1:18pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Bears WR Kevin White at least is back to full speed after spending part of the winter in Phoenix at the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance, where he retaught his body to run with the proper alignment and technique. That has allowed him to resume his developmental process as a receiver this spring.

Azzanni attested that White still has to answer questions about his route-running, given that he didn't run the full route tree at West Virginia.

"We've been working on that hard, some of his breaking-point stuff," Azzanni said. "A lot of times when you're a big guy like that, stopping and change of direction is hard."

During offense-only drills earlier in May, White ran a curl on which he sank his body and exploded back to the ball.

"A bunch of mouths dropped," Azzanni recalled. "Like the wideouts (said), 'Wow, we have not seen Kevin do that in a long time.' I think that got him excited."

Fantasy Impact:

This is good news since the last update on May 24 said that White was "working to align his stride." If healthy, White will likely get the chance to start opposite Cameron Meredith, who is the better fantasy option at this point. White came out of college with sub-4.40 speed and has a top 10 pedigree, so the Bears are still optimistic that he'll get his career back on track.

2017 Strength of Schedule - CHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
ATL
16
@TB
10
PIT
31
@GB
2
MIN
13
@BAL
6
CAR
23
@NO
BYE31
GB
21
DET
26
@PHI
12
SF
4
@CIN
21
@DET
19
CLE
2
@MIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1HOU3340711.330000-3.46.455/5698.21%
2PHI436069.0019009.004.58.543/5282.69%
3DAL66201410.330000-6.212.252/6580.00%
4DET655099.170000-5.511.541/6959.42%
5IND------------
6JAX------------
7GB------------
8MIN------------
9BYE------------
10TB------------
11NYG------------
12TEN------------
13SF------------
14DET------------
15GB------------
16WAS------------
17MIN------------
Per game4.7546.7509.009.840.252.25009.004.909.6547.75/60.5080.08%
Totals191870369.8419009.0019.638.6191/24280.08%

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