White Honored for Play Abroad

LAKE FOREST – While two Bears will be playing in the World Bowl on Saturday, another allocation was named to All-NFL Europe squad.

Greg White started all 10 games at right end for the Cologne Centurions. He led the league with 7 sacks, including a hat trick against Berlin in the season final, which earned him Defensive Player of the Week honors. On the season, White also added 34 tackles, one forced fumble.

The six-foot-3, 268-pounder out of Minnesota had stays with Atlanta, New Orleans and Washington before signing with the Bears at the end of the 2004 season.

The All-NFL Europe team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, media, and by fans voting online.

If White can continue to get to the quarterback, he'll have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot as a situational pass rusher. The difference for all supporting players is if they can make a contribution on special teams.

Injury Update
Justin Gage has been hampered by a hamstring injury. The same problem bothered him during training camp last season. He's expected back on the field next week.

FB Bryan Johnson is still recovering from foot surgery that he had at the end of the season and has been unable to go.

TE Desmond Clark is out of his walking boot, but is still unable to practice.

Roster Move
The Bears released kicker Nicholas Setta and safety Jason Shivers on Thursday.

Setta was signed by the Bears on Jan. 3 and allocated to NFL Europe, where he connected on 13-of-18 field goal attempts and all 22 PATs tallying 61 points for the Rhein Fire. With three other kickers on the roster, Setta was given his release.

Shivers played in one game for the Bears after signing with the team on Dec. 14th. He made his NFL debut at Detroit on Dec. 26 and led the team with four special teams tackles. He had been unable to practice with the team during last month's mini-camp or during organized team activities because of injury.

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