Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
5 days ago

Jeffery (hamstring) caught two targets for 41 yards on two targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

After catching passes of 29 and 12 yards on consecutive plays during the Bears' first drive, Jeffery was quiet for the rest of the first half, with Jeremy Langford and Tony Moeaki taking over as the team's primary threats. Jeffery seems to have moved past his early-camp hamstring injury, and while his history of nagging lower-body issues is still somewhat of a concern, he appears quite healthy at the moment.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Jeffrey (hamstring) caught one one pass for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason game. "I was feeling good," he told the Chicago Tribune. "Plus I missed all of preseason last year. So just getting timing down with Jay [Cutler]."

EDGE Analysis

Jeffrey didn't play in the preseason last year after suffering a left calf strain in training camp and then missed seven games with leg issues during the season. After suffering a hamstring strain last week it looked like Jeffrey could be headed for a similar scenario, but his appearance in a preseason game would appear to alleviate any worries about his hamstring. Still, keep an eye on his health given his history of leg injuries.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Jeffery (hamstring) relayed to Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will "give it a go" in Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Sidelined for a spell last week due to a hamstring issue, Jeffery was a participant in practice both Monday and Tuesday. Those sessions may have given him the confidence to face live contact Thursday, but avoiding another injury-plagued season would seemingly be a priority with a month remaining before the regular season kicks off.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Jeffery (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be ready for Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery returned to practice Monday after missing a few days, but it won't be at all surprising if the Bears err on the side of caution with the fifth-year wideout. While his current hammy tightness doesn't seem like a real problem, Jeffery's long history of soft-tissue injuries in his lower body creates serious concerns about his durability.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Jeffery (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery missed the Bears' past few practices due to a mild hamstring strain, but was back with his teammates on the field to start this week. After nagging injuries hampered him last season, and with a long-term contract still to earn, Jeffery will be eager to put his hamstring issue behind him and gain consistent training camp reps.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
3 weeks ago7 Comments

Jeffery (hamstring) missed practice again on Friday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery misses his third practice in a row due to a hamstring issue. The No. 1 wideout could be in danger of missing the Bears first preseason matchup with the Broncos next Thursday.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Jeffery was a non-participant at practice Thursday due to what head coach John Fox termed a "mild hamstring [issue]," Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Unable to finish Wednesday's session due to the concern, Jeffery remained sidelined Thursday and perhaps in the near term in order to avoid aggravating it further. The Bears' first preseason game arrives next Thursday, Aug. 11 against the Broncos, but considering it's an exhibition, the wideout may be held out with an eye toward the regular season.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Jeffery didn't complete Wednesday's practice due to muscle tightness, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach John Fox wouldn't specify the nature of the injury, which by all indications may have been related to the heat. As a result, Jeffery should be back in the fold in short order.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
1 month ago2 Comments

Jeffery and the Bears are not expected to reach agreement on a long-term extension by Friday's deadline, so he's likely to play this season under the team's $14.6 million franchise tag, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery is seeking a long-term deal comparable to some of the NFL's elite wideouts, but after he missed seven games last season due to various injuries, the Bears are understandably reluctant to reward him with a huge financial commitment. Furthermore, even though Jeffery topped 85 catches, 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns while playing as a No. 2 receiver in a pass-happy offense in both 2013 and 2014, he managed just 54 receptions for 807 yards and four scores as the top target in a more balanced scheme last year. The presence of dynamic 2015 first-rounder Kevin White should place less pressure on Jeffery in the passing game this season, but he'll need to prove he can remain healthy and productive to earn the type of contract he desires.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery reported to the Bears' mandatory minicamp Monday, reports Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as Jeffery was expected to attend minicamp after signing his franchise tender on March 8. However, he opted to skip the volunteer portion of the offseason program, and spent his time training in Miami. Although he's seeking a long-term contract, multiple people with knowledge of the situation expect Jeffery to play this season on the tender he signed, and consider a new deal getting done by July 15 to be unlikely. Should he play on the tender, he'll be plenty motivated to be at his best this year, so that he can earn a big payday in free agency.