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In advance of Sunday night's game against the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that there are major questions with regard to the status of both Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) and Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable).
With that in mind, the Bears promoted fellow wideouts Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams from their practice squad, with Santonio Holmes next in line for snaps should one, or both of the Bears' top wideouts not suit up Sunday night. Both Marshall (who did not practice Friday) and Jeffery (who was limited at practice Friday) thus appear to shape up as game-time decisions, a notion supported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, a tricky scenario for fantasy owners, given the team's 8:30 ET kickoff Sunday.
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Jeffery (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
It's encouraging that Jeffery was able to log a limited practice Friday, but he still seems legitimately questionable for Sunday's game. Most of his owners will probably want to cross their fingers and go into Sunday night with Jeffery in their lineups, but they would ideally have a backup option like Santonio Holmes or another viable player in the Sunday or Monday night games. Brandon Marshall (ankle) is also questionable for Sunday, though he didn't practice at all Friday.
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Jeffery (hamstring) didn't take part in Thursday's practice, CSN Bay Area reports.
Both Jeffery and Brandon Marshall (ankle) were absent for a second practice in a row. There is an expectation that Marshall will test out his sprained right ankle, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, but no such statement has been uttered about Jeffery. Nevertheless, Jeffery's status could be clarified by the release of Friday's injury report.
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Jeffery (hamstring) didn't partake in the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Jeffery missed the fourth quarter and overtime of the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Bills after suffering a hamstring injury, which continues to hinder his activity level. His status should be watched closely as Sunday's game in San Francisco draws closer.
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Jeffery didn't practice Wednesday due to an injured hamstring, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
After sustaining the ailment during Sunday's defeat to the Bills, Jeffery didn't play the fourth quarter and overtime. Coach Marc Trestman stated afterward that Jeffery was "prepared" to enter the game at times, which was substantiated by the wide receiver's lack of a limp in the locker room. Although Jeffery's absence may be a precautionary measure, keep an eye on his status as preparation for Week 2 at San Francisco continues.
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Jeffery was unable to play in the fourth quarter and overtime of Sunday's game against the Bills due to a hamstring injury, but head coach Marc Trestman said after the game that he does not think it is serious, according to ESPN.com. "Alshon was prepared to go in there at specific times. I'll just leave it at that," Trestman said.
Jeffery was reportedly walking without a limp after the game, but Trestman admitted that he did not know the full extent of his injury. Jeffery finished with five catches on six targets for 71 yards, although 44 of those yards came on a single play. As long as the injury isn't serious, he will remain a solid fantasy play in most leagues as part of a dynamic wideout duo with Brandon Marshall, who had eight catches on 12 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday.
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Jeffery left Sunday's game versus the Bills with a hamstring injury and is considered probable to return.
Jeffery caught five passes (on six targets) for 71 yards prior to exiting Sunday's contest. Although he's listed as probable to return, Jeffery has been standing on the Bears' sideline without a helmet for some time since being injured. If he remains out, Santonio Holmes and Josh Morgan figure to continue to see increased involvement for the remainder of Sunday's tightly contested game.
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Jeffery caught four passes for 45 yards against the Seahawks in Friday's preseason loss.
Jeffery saw a team-high eight targets while playing the entire first half. Interestingly enough, No. 3 receiver Josh Morgan led the team with 48 receiving yards, but neither he nor the newly-signed Santonio Holmes are expected to dramatically cut into Jeffery and Brandon Marshall's reception totals once the regular season begins.
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Jeffery reeled in one pass for 16 yards in Friday's preseason opener over the Eagles.
As expected, Jeffery and the first-team offense only saw a few series, with coach Marc Trestman wanting to get a closer look at the players on the margins of the 53-man roster. Jeffery missed some practice time last week due to a sore foot, but he's now healthy and should remain a threat to come close to matching last season's lofty numbers.
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Alshon Jeffery will replace Calvin Johnson (knee) in the Pro Bowl.
It's a well-deserved honor for Jeffery. In just his second NFL season, he put up 89 catches for 1,421 yards with seven touchdowns while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 wideout. He'll join Brandon Marshall as the first duo of Bears receivers ever selected to the Pro Bowl in the same year.