Chicago Bears: 3 looming decisions heading into Week 3

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Question No. 3: If he doesn’t play, why activate Kevin White?

One of the most head-scratching things I saw on Monday night was a bored Kevin White sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the game. White played 12 snaps in Week 1 against the Packers. Monday night?

He played two.

Two snaps. On one of them, he managed to throw a block.

Aside from that play, every time I checked in on White when the Bears were on offense, he was on the sidelines often with his helmet off.

I understand wanting to get this guy to the point where he’s confident enough in himself to continue his career and finally get it off the ground. He had a couple of moments in camp and in preseason where you could see that confidence rise a bit.

But, if you’re not going to play him, virtually at all, why even suit him up?

There is a certain rookie who has been inactive for both Week 1 and Week 2 who would absolutely be able to contribute right away.

Javon Wims deserves a shot if Nagy isn’t going to put White on the field. Heck, we even saw Josh Bellamy with a catch against the Seahawks on Monday night.

Wims would give Trubisky a big target that is currently lacking with the absence of Adam Shaheen. I believe Wims’ presence on the field would add yet another dimension to what kinds of plays Nagy could call in certain situations, especially in the red zone.

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If White isn’t going to play, what is Nagy doing with him? That’s what I want to know.