Head coach John Fox said Tuesday that Meredith (thumb) will likely be healthy by training camp, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Fox also noted the thumb in question, stating the ligament injury in Meredith's left thumb is "fixable." While Meredith was able to get in some work with quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky in the first half of the offseason program, the wideout nonetheless joined fellow wideouts Kevin White (leg) and Markus Wheaton (shoulder) in the recovery room. The Bears' expected top trio at wide receiver, Meredith, White and Wheaton will wait to show their wares until training camp.
Meredith injured a ligament in his thumb and will miss the remainder of the offseason program, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
It's unclear how Meredith suffered the injury, but he's expected to return in time for training camp. Meredith is one of the Bears starting wide receivers and his absence from the offseason program will open the door for Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, and Victor Cruz to see extra reps.
Chicago's signing of Markus Wheaton pales in comparison to the loss of Alshon Jeffery, leaving Meredith as the early favorite for No. 1 receiver duties. The team's 2015 first-round selection, Kevin White, is also expected to occupy a key role, but he's only made four appearances through his first two years in the league. Meredith flashed lead-dog potential in a weak Chicago offense last season, recording four games with at least nine receptions, 12 targets and 104 yards. He also had some duds along the way, but most of those came earlier in the season before his role truly expanded. Meredith should get plenty attention from new Bears QB Mike Glennon.
With Alshon Jeffery scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, the
As expected, Meredith ran the majority of his routes from the slot, and Washington had no answer for him. He just missed on a second touchdown, when he was dragged down at the one-yard line late in the first half. However, with the
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