Cameron Meredith suffers torn ligaments in his thumb

Bears WR Cameron Meredith had a breakout season in 2016, but he has suffered an injury setback with torn ligaments in his thumb. What does the PFF data say about ...

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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.

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  • Phong Ta

    Tough luck for the Bears and Glennon, who will need all the time he can get as he gets used to a new team and offense. I really think Meredith and White can work well as a 1-2 for the Bears at WR with Meredith going deep and White handling the intermediate stuff, but if they don’t stay healthy it won’t mean much.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think we can expect Glennon to get benched in favor of Trurisky as soon as the Bears playoff hopes vanish (maybe as early as week 10).

  • crosseyedlemon

    I’m again tempted to rant about how much I hate players wearing gloves but clearly they are useless in providing any kind of protection against these types of injuries.