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Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Date of Birth:  06/25/1992
Age:  26
Height  6'3"
Weight:   214
College:  West Virginia
Drafted:  2015 | Round 1 | Pick 7
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White is signing with the Cardinals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

After an injury-riddled and disappointing three seasons with the Bears, this is a good spot for the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft. White simply hasn't been able to stay healthy and then struggled to get on the field for Chicago when he was healthy, but Arizona presents him with a potential opportunity to immediately win a starting job along with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk; also, Fitz gives White an ideal player to learn from moving forward. Despite some early-career struggles, White is a very talented player that's worth looking into as a pickup in dynasty leagues.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White catches one pass in Week 17 win.

It was a nice grab against the boundary for 22 yards. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft caught just four passes for 94 yards in the regular season, but perhaps injuries to Chicago's receiving corps will allow him to shine in the playoffs.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White is inactive for the Bears.

The former No. 7 overall pick appears to be a healthy scratch for Chicago, despite Allen Robinson II (groin) being out. White might not have much fantasy value as long as he remains on the Bears.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White catches one pass in Week 8.

Even with Allen Robinson II (groin) out of the lineup, the former first-rounder White didn't have a huge role on offense for the Bears. White gained six yards on his lone reception. Perhaps White will be traded before Tuesday's trade deadline, and he might have a better chance of delivering fantasy value elsewhere.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White nearly ties game for Bears against the Patriots.

White made his first two receptions of the season while getting more time for Allen Robinson, who was in and out of the lineup while dealing with his groin injury. The former first-round pick caught two passes for 64 yards, including a 54-yard reception on a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the game, coming just short of the goal line on the catch. We'll see if White gets more playing time after taking advantage of his two targets with two receptions this week, but he's not a fantasy option yet.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

The Bears are not picking up Kevin White's fifth-year option.

Unfortunately, White has been unable to stay healthy during the first three years of his career, missing 43 of 48 possible games for Chicago. Considering the option for 2019 was worth $13.9 million, which would be fully guaranteed for injury, this was fully expected. So now the former seventh pick in the draft is entering a contract year, and he'll look to stay healthy and show what he can do in Matt Nagy's offense. It would be a great story if White was able to stay healthy and contribute after what must have been a very difficult three years to start his career.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White is healthy and participating in Bears offseason activities.

White is fully healthy after his scapula injury ended his 2017 season. He has been very unlucky throughout his three-year career so far, appearing in only five games while missing 43 due to various injuries. Bears head coach Matt Nagy sounds like he's going to give the former seventh overall pick an opportunity to win a big role on the outside for the team, which is good to hear. Free-agent acquisition Allen Robinson is now Chicago's bonafide number one receiver, but if White can remain healthy and perform at a high level like he did in his final college season at West Virginia, the Bears would have one of the league's most formidable one-two punches at receiver—which would obviously help the team. There's still a long way to go until fantasy drafts this summer, and there's a chance White can establish himself as an excellent late-round options.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White (scapula) will be moved to IR.

Head coach John Fox said he isn't sure yet if White will need surgery, which would probably end his season. There's a chance White's season is done either way, but it's a possibility he comes back this year from it. It's just very unfortunate for both the Bears and White—but especially White, who has only played in a handful of games since being draft in the top ten in 2015.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

The Bears reportedly fear Kevin White broke his collarbone.

White was seen with a sling after the game, and ESPN's Dan Graziano reports White would need season-ending surgery if the fear is confirmed. This would be the third season in as many years that White, the eight-overall selection in the 2015 draft, is unable to play at least five games in a season. It's just terrible luck, and everyone should really feel for the guy. Kendall Wright should soak up a lot of targets in Chicago's offense, while Markus Wheaton should have a prominent role on the outside when he returns from his broken finger.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White (shoulder) exits Bears' first game.

The third-year receiver is out for the rest of the game. It's unfortunate, as White has really struggled to stay healthy so far in his career. Hopefully it's not too serious and he can be ready for Week 2 against the Buccaneers next Sunday.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White is set to be the number one receiver for the Bears this season.

Unfortunately, Cameron Meredith went down with a gruesome knee injury in today's exhibition versus the Titans that looks like it will certainly keep him out for the season. White, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, will be looked upon to step up for Chicago with Meredith out. He certainly has the potential, but struggled to stay healthy through his first two seasons in the league. White had two receptions for 30 yards today against Tennessee, showing flashes of the explosiveness and athleticism he showed at West Virginia. He's certainly worth a late-round pick in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White doesn't do much in Week 2 preseason game.

The third-year receiver had three targets, catching two of them (one for five yards, and one for -3 yards). It was a difficult matchup against the Cardinals defense, however. The good news is White looks to be locked in as a starter with Cameron Meredith and Kendall Wright. White is currently going at the very end of fantasy drafts.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Kevin White disagrees with receivers coach about film session.

On Monday, Bears receivers coach Zach Azzanni said he had White watch film from his dominant 2014 in college at West Virginia to show him and remind him "how great he is." It was seen as building confidence for the young receiver, but White has a different story, saying that he, Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz decided to just watch their old college film—a players thing, not a coaches thing. Jeff Dickerson of ESPN described White as being "tense" and "bristled" at the thinking of him needing to watch his old college film to remind him how good he can be, while disagreeing with Azzanni's account of the situation. This shouldn't be an issue moving forward, but maybe it'll motivate White even more after he had his first two seasons derailed by injuries.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

The Bears are trying to elevate Kevin White's confidence.

The team's receivers coach Zach Azzanni is helping instill confidence in the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. After White missed his entire rookie season and almost all of last season dealing with leg injuries, Azzanni said they need to get him to "block out the noise" and "tell him how great he is." According to the Chicago Tribune, Azzanni has been showing White game film from his dominant breakout 2014 season with West Virginia, which led him to being a top-ten pick in the draft. If White regains the confidence he clearly had in his final season of college, he could be a breakout player this year.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Bears receiver Kevin White will not be limited in training camp.

GM Ryan Pace said White is "ready to go," had a great offseason, and "is pretty much unleashed." The seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft has been limited by leg injuries that wiped out his entire rookie season and kept him out for most of last season (he had 19 receptions for 187 yards in four games), so it's great to hear he has no limitations this year. White is a big and talented receiver that'll look to breakout in his third season now that he's 100%. The Bears have a deep receiving group with no clear-cut number one receiver, and White has a big opportunity to emerge as the go-to guy.

Kevin White | Cardinals WR

Bears receiver Kevin White said he has to "turn it up" this season.

White said: "It's gotta happen now. I gotta turn up. For me, year three, it's time." White battled leg injuries through his first two seasons and has only played in four games. He racked up 19 catches, but only for 9.8 yards per catch in those four games last season. With Alshon Jeffery gone to Philadelphia, the team is likely looking for White to step up as the number one receiver they drafted him to be when they selected him seventh overall in 2015. If White is fully healthy and remains so, he could put up some good numbers this season.

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