The Chicago Bears have opened the practice window for Kevin White, the club's first-round wide receiver out of West Virginia.
White has been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since training camp after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his shin.
The window means White is eligible to practice for the next three weeks. The Bears will then have to either place him on the active roster or on the injured reserve list.
While White can return to practice, it doesn't mean he will or that he'll be activated this season. He's done very little work on the grass since the surgery and the healing process has been slow. White himself said it's unlikely he'll return this year and, unless something miraculous happens, it's doubtful he'll play his rookie season.
And if the Bears are 4-9 after the next three weeks, there will be little to no incentive to rush back the club's long-term investment.