Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

By Alex Butler   |   Sept. 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.

White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.

Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.

Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured reserve list.

Gentry, 22, had 1,326 yards and 14 scores on 72 receptions in 14 games during his final season last year at Wyoming.

The Bears currently have Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton, Deonte Thompson, Tre McBride III and Joshua Bellamy on their depth chart at wide receiver.

White missed his rookie year with a stress fracture in his shin. He sat out the majority of the 2016 season with a fractured fibula.

"My heart goes out to him," Fox told reporters Monday, according to the team website. "He was very disappointed and discouraged in the locker room after the game for obvious reasons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him. He was pretty upset about it last night and they're doing evaluations right now."

The Bears also lost wide receiver Cameron Meredith for the season to a torn ACL and MCL on Aug. 27 in a preseason win against the Tennessee Titans.

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