White, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 draft, has yet to play in an NFL game after having surgery in August and progressing slowly in his attempted return. He has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list all season, but there had been speculation the Bears could activate White to the 53-man roster before Tuesday’s deadline, allowing him to practice through the end of the season, and potentially make his NFL debut.
The Tribune reports the most likely plan is for White to remain on the PUP list and continue working out with trainers, eyeing a return to the field in 2016. He has been able to practice since Nov. 24 per league rules.
The Bears are 5–7 after losing to the 49ers last week.
- Jeremy Woo