The Chicago Bears have experienced numerous injuries at the wide receiver position during the past few seasons and that string of bad luck continued in Week 3 of the preseason.
Third-year receiver Cameron Meredith suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Meredith will undergo an MRI this week as the Bears fear that the injury could be an ACL tear.
The San Diego Union-Tribune also reported that Meredith likely tore his MCL in addition to his ACL.
“You feel bad, obviously,” head coach John Fox said. “He’s disappointed. He’ll bounce back.”
Meredith was carted off the field after being tackled by Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien following a 16-yard reception. The former undrafted free agent was expected to contribute on a Chicago offense desperate for a breakout wide receiver.
Meredith led Chicago with a team-best 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 2016. He missed a portion of the Bears’ offseason program following a thumb injury, but returned in time for training camp and was developing chemistry with quarterback Mike Glennon, who has taken the majority of reps with the first team offense.
The Bears are already thin at wide receiver after allowing former pro bowler Alshon Jeffery to leave via free agency this offseason. Former first-round pick Kevin White also missed considerable time due to injuries last season.