Bears: Kevin White healthy for offseason program

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Wide receiver Kevin White will be healthy for the team’s offseason program, Bears GM Ryan Pace said Wednesday. (AP)

INDIANAPOLIS —Bears GM Ryan Pace said Wednesday that wide receiver Kevin White, who missed his rookie year after having shin surgery, will be “full speed” for the offseason program.

“Really excited about him,” Pace said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I know he’s got a lot of confidence and a big smile on his face and ready to show everybody what he can do.”

Bears coach John Fox said the Bears didn’t get a long look at White after he was drafted last year — he first felt pain in his shins during June workouts.

“He’s a guy I think that’s got good size, quickness, explosion, big hands,” Fox said. “I think yards after catch can be a positive.

“But at the end of the day he has to go prove that. It’s going to take some time. We’ve got time, and he’s healthy.”

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