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Alshon Jeffery | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (45) / CHI
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Bears GM Ryan Pace believes impending free agent Alshon Jeffery "did a good job taking care of his body this year."
That was not the case last season, when Jeffery was only available for nine games. Jeffery did miss four games this season due to suspension, but Pace said Jeffery's commitment to staying in shape off the field was more important than the ban. It still seems likely Jeffery has played his final snap with the Bears, but these comments suggest Pace is at the very least considering bringing him back. Jeffery played 2016 on the franchise tag. Jan 5 - 11:35 AM

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Alshon Jeffery caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

Jeffery again battled nagging injuries early in the season, particularly hamstring and knee problems, and was then slapped with a four-game PEDs ban in November before returning for the final three games. Jeffery ended up playing all 12 games he was allowed to, but he wasn't 100 percent in a few of those and finished with a four-year-low 52 catches for 821 yards and just two touchdowns. Jeffery appeared to take a back seat to Cameron Meredith in December with the Bears looking toward the future. Jeffery played 2016 on the franchise tag and will be a free agent in March. He won't be tagged a second time and probably played his final snap for the Bears. Jeffery will be one of the top free agents on the market as he turns 27 in February.
Jan 1 - 5:55 PM

Alshon Jeffery (illness) missed Thursday's practice.

Unlike Jeffery's usual mid-week injuries, this one shouldn't hold him out. Sunday is Jeffery's last opportunity to put something good on film ahead of free agency. It's been a lost year for the 26-year-old wideout.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 5-of-10 targets for 92 yards in the Bears' Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

Jeffery's biggest play was an incredible 37-yard catch over the top of Josh Norman late in the second quarter. Cameron Meredith scored a 21-yard touchdown on the very next play. Jeffery was also targeted on Matt Barkley's worst of his five interceptions, a terrible pass way over the head of Jeffery down the middle. Jeffery will be a WR2/3 next week at the Vikings.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 6-of-9 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

Jeffery did very little before halftime, but got in sync with Matt Barkley after the break. The catches were his second most of the season, with the yards being his fourth most. Headed for free agency on the heels of a lost year, Jeffery has two more games to put some good things on tape. He figures to see lots of Josh Norman against the Redskins on Christmas Eve.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Matt Barkley said he worked with Alshon Jeffery after practice to help develop chemistry.

Barkley said he had never thrown a pass to Jeffery in practice before Wednesday, but the duo is doing everything they can to get on the same page. "We stayed after practice, got some reps, just to make sure I’m seeing him getting in on breaks and he understands what I’m thinking on some certain routes," Barkley said. "He came back looking strong today, strong and lean, so he should be good to go Sunday." Jeffery reportedly came back from his suspension in great shape and should immediately slot in as the top target. Even in what is expected to be frigid conditions, Jeffery is an upside WR2 this week.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Alshon Jeffery's four-game suspension for a violation of the policy on performance-enhancing drugs is over.

Jeffery is eligible to rejoin the team on Monday and should be active against the Packers on Sunday. With Matt Barkley playing surprisingly well, Jeffery will be back in the mix as a WR2 in a pretty good matchup. He is available in 31 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Alshon Jeffery attributed his four-game PEDs suspension to taking a "recommended supplement to combat inflammation."

For his part, Jeffery admitted the supplement contained an ingredient that is on the NFL's banned substance list, and said he takes "full responsibility" for not looking into it enough. Jeffery will miss the next four games of his contract season. He'll be eligible to return in Week 15 against the Packers. The Bears close out the year in Weeks 16-17 against the Redskins and Vikings.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 05:46:00 PM

NFL suspended Bears WR Alshon Jeffery four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

An already disastrous contract year just hit rock bottom. Jeffery will be eligible to return in Week 15. Plagued by constant minor injuries, Jeffery hasn't missed a game this season, but has been ineffective, scoring only one touchdown and failing to hit the 100-yard mark since Week 1. Playing on the franchise tag, he just drastically reduced his free agent earning power. Jeffery turns 27 in February. The Bears will play out the string of a circling-the-drain season with Eddie Royal and Cameron Meredith as their top two wideouts. Marquess Wilson (foot, PUP) should return some time in the next 2-3 weeks.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery snagged four-of-nine targets for 47 yards Sunday in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers.

What a disappointment. Handed a dream matchup against rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Alshon couldn’t deliver. All four of his catches and eight of his targets came in the first half. Jeffery was the intended receiver on the first of Jay Cutler’s two interceptions. After disappearing for three quarters, Alshon finally resurfaced with a 23-yard catch with less than a minute remaining. Of course, the play was erased by a holding penalty. Despite seeing nine or more targets in three of his last four outings, Jeffery has averaged just 59 yards with one touchdown during that stretch. He’ll be a WR2 against the Giants next week.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 4-of-8 targets for 63 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 8 win over the Vikings on Monday night.

Jeffery entered the game as the only receiver to have 500-plus receiving yards without a touchdown. He snapped the streak in the third quarter, catching an 11-yard score on a slant route. Jay Cutler was making his first start since Week 2, and he immediately sent several targets Jeffery's way. He targeted Jeffery on a pair of third-down passes in the end zone in the first half, but one was sailed wide, and the other was broken up at the goal line. Another deep ball down the seam hit Jeffery in the back of the head, as he seemed to not even be expecting the ball to come his way. Cutler's reinsertion is obviously good news for Jeffery. The two have long had a strong connection, and Cutler has never been afraid to force him the ball. Jeffery will be a WR2 when the Bears come out of their bye for Week 10 against the Bucs.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 11:50:00 PM

The Vikings are expected to shadow Alshon Jeffery with CB Xavier Rhodes.

It's a tough matchup for Jeffery, who doesn't have a huge size edge over Rhodes. He's trending in the wrong direction coming off one of his worst games against the Packers. Jeffery projects for a higher target share with Jay Cutler returning, but isn't more than a low-end WR2.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery absorbed just three-of-11 targets for 33 yards Thursday in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Packers.

There’s no sugarcoating this. Jeffery was awful on Thursday. He couldn’t get on the same page with either of his two quarterbacks and struggled in his matchup with Packers corner LaDarius Gunter. He’s now gone seven games without a touchdown, which is the longest drought of his career. Jeffery could be in for another rough game against the Vikings in Week 8.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Alshon Jeffery is absent from the Week 7 injury report.

Do you believe in miracles? Jeffery looked as healthy as he has all year in Week 6, and not coincidentally, drew a season-high 13 targets. Absurdly, he was still out-targeted by Cameron Meredith, but Jeffery might finally be ready to start producing as a WR1. He has a juicy Thursday night matchup in the Packers' wounded secondary.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 7-of-13 targets for 93 yards in the Bears' Week 6 loss to the Jaguars.

Jeffery's targets were a season high, but he still drew fewer looks than Cameron Meredith (15). Jeffery went to work on emerging shutdown CB Jalen Ramsey early, entering the break with six grabs for 90 yards. He should have had a touchdown, but Brian Hoyer committed a pathetic overthrow. Ramsey then got the better of the matchup after halftime. The good news is, Jeffery appeared in no way limited, and finally seemed to have his legs back underneath him. He'll be in the WR1 mix for Chicago's Thursday night game against the Packers.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 04:45:00 PM