According to Field Yates on Twitter, the San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Kevin White.
With the San Francisco 49ers dealing with a rash of injuries at the wide receiver position, the team has decided to kick the tires former first round pick Kevin White. White has been a massive disappointment since entering the league, and may have a tough time making the final roster after joining the team so late in camp. He is an intriguing flier for the 49ers, but remains off the fantasy radar until further notice. Receiver Jaron Brown was released in a corresponding move.
CHI WR Kevin White - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 vs. Atlanta Falcons
There wasn't a lot of hype surrounding Kevin White before the season, but after the injury to Cameron Meredith he became a "may as well draft him late, I guess" flier pick. A former seventh-overall pick, White is suddenly the most recognizable Bears wide receiver. This is now his third season in the league, but he's only played in four games throughout his career.
That's all an extended way of saying that it's hard to know exactly what White brings. He caught a few passes in the preseason, but not much to show us how he'll fit in as the No. 1 WR. He gets a decent matchup against Atlanta to start the season, but any Bears player not named Jordan Howard carries risk.
White should be viewed as a WR3/WR4 with some upside.