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The issue of who is throwing the passes has become secondary for the Chicago Bears to who is catching them.
When wide receiver Cameron Meredith suffered a season-ending torn left anterior cruciate ligament against Tennessee on Sunday, the Bears suddenly had a receiver problem only two weeks before the start of the season.
Mike Glennon appears to have solidified the starting quarterback spot over Mitchell Trubisky for opening day against Atlanta after a strong effort in Sunday's 19-7 preseason win over Tennessee.
So now it's the receiver spot the Bears must solve with the loss of Meredith, last season's receiving leader. Meredith stepped up last season when former Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery was plagued by injuries and a suspension, and he finished with 66 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns.
It means 2015 first-round draft pick Kevin White must become the main receiving threat after he missed most of his first two seasons with leg injuries.
White caught 19 passes for 187 yards last season before a fractured leg ended his season during the fourth game. To this point, he hasn't been able to show the big-play ability he flashed at West Virginia before becoming the No. 7 pick of the draft.
Victor Cruz and fellow free agent acquisitions Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton appear next in line for consideration to play in the starting lineup at wide receiver in place of Meredith.
Cruz said he's healthier than he's been since suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2014.
The Bears could turn to the waiver wire at this position for help when roster cuts are made league-wide this weekend following Thursday's preseason finale with Cleveland.
Wright, a former Tennessee Titans receiver, has six preseason catches and has been playing ahead of Cruz through much of the preseason.

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