The Bears failed to reach a long-term deal with franchise-tagged WR Alshon Jeffery before Friday's deadline.
The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports "it would take a dramatic twist" for Alshon Jeffery and the Bears to reach a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports both the Bears and franchise-tagged WR Alshon Jeffery are "not confident" that a long-term deal will be reached by next Friday.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Bears and franchise player Alshon Jeffery "(continue) to talk about a long-term contract."
Franchise-tagged WR Alshon Jeffery reported to Bears mandatory minicamp on Monday.
The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports it is a "near certainty" Alshon Jeffery plays out 2016 under the terms of the franchise tag.
Bears GM Ryan Pace said he would rather Alshon Jeffery train with the team.
Franchise-tagged WR Alshon Jeffery has not participated in the Bears' voluntary workout program.
Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reports the Bears are "motivated" to reach a long-term deal with franchise player Alshon Jeffery.
Bears re-signed franchise player WR Alshon Jeffery to a one-year, $14.599 million contract.
ESPN Chicago reports the Bears had "several productive rounds of talks" with franchise player Alshon Jeffery at the Combine.
Bears assigned the franchise tag to WR Alshon Jeffery.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports contract talks between the Bears and free agent Alshon Jeffery are "ongoing" and both the franchise tag and a long-term deal remain "in play."
The Bears are still discussing a long-term contract with free agent Alshon Jeffery.