Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith reportedly suffered a thumb injury during Thursday’s organized team activity practice and is expected to miss the remainder of the franchise’ offseason workout program.
Bears WR Cameron Meredith suffered thumb ligament injury today, will miss off-season program, but expects to be ready for camp, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 1, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 207-pound receiver is coming off a breakout season in 2016, as he led Chicago’s receiving corps with 66 receptions for 888 yards. The undrafted receiver out of Illinois State has quickly developed into a playmaking weapon for Chicago’s offense and is projected to be one the Bears’ top wide receivers in 2017.
Chicago’s front office and coaching staff is also looking for a big year from 2015 first-round pick Kevin White and are surely hoping the 6-foot-3, 216-pound receiver can make it through a full 16-game slate. White, 24, has played in just four games in his first two seasons in the league, and Chicago’s front office made sure to add some weapons to their receiving corps through free agency this offseason.
The Bears signed former Giants Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz last week and signed wide receivers Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton in March.
Chicago also lost quarterback Mark Sanchez to a knee injury on Tuesday, but both Sanchez and Meredith are expected to hit the field with their teammates at the outset of training camp.