Adam Schefter is reporting that Bears WR Cameron Meredith suffered a thumb ligament injury on Thursday that will cost him to miss Chicago’s offseason program. However, Meredith still expects to be ready for the start of training camp next month.
Meredith figures to have a big role in the team’s offense this year, but there’s still plenty to be sorted out at the receiver position for the Bears, which is why it will be big for him to be back in time for training camp.
Meredith, 24, wound up signing on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State back in May of 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.581 million contract and is in line to be a restricted free agent in 2018.
In 2016, Meredith appeared in 14 games and caught 66 passes for 888 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 53 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.