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Receiver Eddie Royal prepared for wherever Bears need him

Receiver Eddie Royal prepared for wherever Bears need him

News of the stress fracture in Kevin White's left shin on Saturday rattled a Bears fan base with high expectations for the receiver's rookie season. Inside the team, however, business continued as usual. After all, the Bears have been practicing without White since his stress fracture was first detected in mid-June. Now that White's chances of playing in 2015 seem dim, Bears receivers have a clearer sense of their challenge in replacing his contribution. Veteran Eddie Royal, who signed as a free agent in March, was likely to be a starter regardless of White's health. The Bears like him as a slot receiver because of his suddenness and ability to gain yards after...

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