Bears Reportedly Set to Sign LB Javin White (UPDATE: It’s Official)

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The Bears’ re-working of their linebackers room continues now that the Javin White signing is officially official:

Our original post from Saturday is as follows.

It’s not as if I’m not aware of the NFL’s never-ending summertime roster churn. But I wasn’t expecting this much of it from the Chicago Bears. And I certainly wasn’t envisioning a bunch of movement at the linebacker position.

However, here we are with NFL reporter Aaron Wilson hearing Chicago’s football team is set to sign yet another linebacker. This time, it is Javin White on the cusp of joining the Bears:

White, 25, has six games of playing experience over the last two seasons. He played four games with the Raiders in 2020, and another in 2021 before a brief one-game stint with the Jets. The UNLV product was mainly a special teams contributor during those stints. White was in on 44 percent of special teams snaps in games he appeared in during 2020 and was on a similar snap share during his one-game appearances with the Jets and Raiders in 2021.

On the surface, it appears a bit odd the the Bears are working around the edges by signing special teams help and linebackers. But perhaps the team hasn’t been liking what it has seen from the players it has in camp. Or maybe they’re not seeing what they had been seeing during minicamps or OTAs. Whatever the case is, there has been notable movement among a group of players who play defense and have special teams experience. The third phase tends to see a bunch of turnover throughout the year. And with that in mind, I doubt this is the last such move we’ll see this summer.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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