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.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears will place the franchise tag on free agent Alshon Jeffery.
According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, there is "no way" the Bears will let Alshon Jeffery hit the free agent market.
Bears GM Ryan Pace said the team is "aggressively" trying to re-sign free agent Alshon Jeffery, and the franchise tag remains an option.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears are unsure if they'll use the franchise tag on free agent Alshon Jeffery, and there's "a chance" he hits the market.