Bears decline Kevin White’s fifth-year option

For the second straight season, the Chicago Bears will decline the fifth-year option of their former first-round pick.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday the Bears won’t pick up the 2019 option for receiver Kevin White, per a source informed of the move. The deadline for exercising fifth-year options for 2015 first-round picks is today.

Tino Martinez recorded 34 RBI during April of his AL MVP-runner-up season of 1997, while Rodriguez also plated 34 in April during his AL MVP-winning 2007 campaign. The round-tripper was also his fifth over a six-game stretch. From April 22nd-25th, the left-handed-hitting slugger homered in four straight games, becoming the first shortstop in Yankees lore to accomplish the feat.

With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still around, New England maintains its status as a strong Super Bowl contender for 2018, even with the big veteran changes. But the team is also in semi-rebuild mode as it prepares for near-future life without Brady. It also has pressing needs at other key positions, especially for the now Matt Patricia-less defense.

Here’s a look at how things might play out for the Patriots as they sit on another arsenal of picks in their NFL Draft war room.

… The Jaguars decide to take a quarterback. We’ve already mentioned how the extension for Bortles this offseason looks like more of a short-term commitment. The former third overall pick has not received ringing endorsement from top front-office man Tom Coughlin, so Jacksonville selecting a young signal-caller late in the first isn’t out of the question.

Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State is one player frequently mentioned as an option. Rudolph has the size and skill set Coughlin covets, and he would not be asked to start right away, giving him some time to settle into the NFL. Lamar Jackson is another option. The dynamic playmaker out of Louisville Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale is likely to come off the board in the middle-to-late first round and Cheap Heat Jerseys would be a solid developmental option, as well.