Cameron Meredith suffers torn ligaments in his thumb
- Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith will miss the rest of the team’s offseason program after suffering a ligament tear in his thumb Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- Meredith had somewhat of a breakout season in 2016 as he took over as a starter for the first time in his career, earning a PFF grade of 74.5 overall that put him just slightly behind Kendall Wright as the receiver on the roster with the highest 2016 grade.
- The third-year receiver really made his mark on the deep ball last year. His catch rate of 70 percent on passes that traveled more than 20 yards in the air ranked second in the NFL, bringing in seven catches for 205 yards and four touchdowns on deep throws.
- Meredith also finished 11th among all wide receiver with 2.09 yards per route run last season, and Bears quarterbacks had a 100.1 passer rating when targeting him in 2016 (34th in the NFL).
- He was PFF’s best route-runner on the double-move last season as well, catching all five of his targets on routes with double-moves for 131 yards and two touchdowns.