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Alshon Jeffery | WR | Chicago Bears
Posted: 3/6/2015 10:23pm et
The Chicago Bears are unlikely to use the seventh overall pick of the NFL Draft on a wide receiver, but the upcoming class of receivers gives them many options to complement WR Alshon Jeffery. They could look to University of Miami WR Phillip Dorsett, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash in the second round. The Bears also hosted free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) for a visit this week. After trading WR Brandon Marshall, the current roster features WRs Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani, Josh Morgan and Marquess Wilson. Jeffery figures to be moved to the No. 1 receiver role, but he averaged just four catches in the last three games with Marshall injured in 2014.
Huddle Up: A burner such as Dorsett or a smaller, quicker WR would seemingly make the most sense opposite Jeffery, who ranks seventh in targets (293), eighth in receptions (174) and fifth in receiving yards (2,554) among WRs over the last two seasons.

Posted: 12/18/2014 5:48pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: No immediate word on what kept Jeffery out, but there's no reason to think it's anything too serious, either.

Posted: 12/4/2014 2:36pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 14 even though he is listed as questionable for the game, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Double-check the pre-game reports and inactive lists tonight to make sure but count on starting Jeffery as usual.

Posted: 12/2/2014 4:23pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Huddle Up: Jeffery was held out a second straight day but it's likely only a precautionary measure on a short week. Definitely stay tuned, though, if you have him penciled into your starting lineup.

Posted: 11/20/2014 6:44pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: The Bears' leading receiver made some definite strides after sitting out Wednesday, and we'll see if the momentum carries over into Friday.

Posted: 9/20/2014 3:49pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent. He's still a WR1 against a suspect Jets secondary.

Posted: 9/15/2014 10:22am et
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) played in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he was held to three receptions and 47 yards with no scores.
Huddle Up: Jeffery and Brandon Marshall both entered Sunday night's game as questionable with limited practice time during the week; Marshall went off for three TDs while Jeffery looked... well, injured. Such is the fickle nature of the injury report and late games.

Posted: 9/14/2014 8:14pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Jeffery will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a strong WR2 at less than 100 percent.

Posted: 9/12/2014 6:52pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion Friday, Sept. 12, and taking part in some of the full team drills. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Jeffery's status before Sunday, Sept. 14. Jeffery was a little guarded when asked if he thinks he'd play against the Niners.
Huddle Up: Of the Bears' two gimpy stud WRs, Jeffery seems the least likely to play. The late Sunday-night kickoff also is far from ideal, so plan on starting another wideout unless you hear otherwise before the games start Sunday morning.

Posted: 9/11/2014 5:56pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Troublesome news for the Bears' wideout and his fantasy owners -- particularly since the Bears don't play until Sunday night. Hope for better news Friday, but start getting a Plan B put together just in case.

Posted: 9/10/2014 9:17pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is more doubtful for Sunday night's game than teammate Brandon Marshall because of his tender hamstring. Owners should have another option ready if it looks like Jeffery isn't going to start in the Sunday night game. Santonio Holmes would get the nod if Jeffery can't go and be a sneaky R3/flex play.

Posted: 9/10/2014 5:02pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Jeffery also missed most of the second half in the season opener and so this definitely bears watching the rest of the week.

Posted: 9/9/2014 7:05pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) took the cautious approach not to re-enter the team's Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, after being injured in the third quarter, and he didn't return in the fourth quarter or for overtime. 'I expected to go,' Jeffery said, 'but we were just being cautious.' Jeffery was mobile enough to celebrate with WR Brandon Marshall after Marshall's touchdown late in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Jeffery finished the game with 5 catches for 71 yards on 6 targets, and his fantasy owners will have to see if the hammy continues to be an issue in practice this week.

Posted: 8/14/2014 11:36pm et
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (undisclosed) was shaken up during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14, after being hit while he was down by Jacksonville Jaguars SS Winston Guy. Jeffrey was walking around on the sidelines after the incident.
Huddle Up: Jeffery appeared to take a shot to the rib area on the hit, which drew a personal foul, but further updates will be needed to clarify the exact nature of the injury. In any case, the Bears are dangerously thin at WR in back of Jeffery and Brandon Marshall with No. 3 wideout Marquess Wilson out with a broken collarbone.