Practice?  We talking about practice?   Allen Iverson once famously proclaimed he didn’t need practice (he later said he was drunk).  In the case of Bears first round rookie wideout Kevin White, he needs as much as possible since he spent most of training camp on crutches after having surgery on a stress fracture in his left shin.    After spending basically all of last week running and stretching with the team, White participated in practice today.  He ran routes and caught passes at full speed today.   This is a significant first step as the Bears only have until December 15th to activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.   White still has some stiffness and sorness to work out but we heard this today from Bears head coach John Fox.

coach John Fox on WR Kevin White: “He’s improving. He’s on target. We’ve got a 3-week window that we’ll just take one day at a time.”   On target for what you might ask?   “To practice tomorrow,” Fox muttered.

In 2005, after breaking his ankle in the preseason, Bears quarterback Rex Grossman replaced an ineffective Kyle Orton in a Week 15 game vs Atlanta and Michael Vick.   The Bears won the game 16-3, surged into the playoffs, only to be eliminated by the Carolina Panthers in the playoffs.   Bears fans are hoping a similar ending will happen here since this season started so horribly at 0-3, it would be almost a story-book situation.

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