Wave goodbye to White

Dez White days in Chicago are likely over as it's time to see if other receivers can improve upon his body of work.

For whatever reason the Bears coaching staff was enamored with Dez White since his selection in the third-round of the 2000 draft.

The receiver seemed to be a perfect fit on third down situations and to spell starters, but never showed the consistency to be an every down player.

While White led the Bears in receptions and yardage for most of the year it was more due to the fact that Marty Booker played through injuries wasn't the same player. Still Booker made a late season surge and finished as the leader in receptions (52), yardage (715) and touchdowns (4).

White would often make a tough catch and then drop the simple one. He never had more than 51 receptions in a season and that's starting opposite a wideout that would often be double-teamed.

GM Jerry Angelo has no affiliation to White, who was drafted by Mark Hatley. While Angelo didn't select David Terrell either, it's time to find out what the Bears have in the former first-round pick.

Terrell has been reduced to minimal contributor in three seasons. Still the mouthy receiver could have a breakout season in a new offensive system and with a new coaching staff willing to give him a chance.

The fact that Rex Grossman will be the Bears opening day starter at quarterback should help Terrell's average yards per catch go up from 8.4 in 2003.

If Terrell proves to be more flash than substance than Justin Gage could emerge as the starter alongside Marty Booker. The rookie had 7 receptions over 20 yards and averaged 19.9 yards per catch. He and Grossman have already built a relationship from working together on the scout team.

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