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Alshon Jeffery | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 216
College: South Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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Alshon Jeffery snagged seven of 11 targets for 90 yards in the Bears' Week 12 win over the Packers.
Jeffery was consistently a thorn in the Packers’ side, especially after halftime when he caught four passes for 58 yards. Jeffery still found time to mix in a few head-scratchers. He dropped a pass late in the first half and lost focus on an embarrassing offsides penalty in the third quarter. Jeffery nearly made the play of the night with a diving end-zone catch against Damarious Randall but he couldn’t stay inbounds. He’ll be a WR1 against the Niners in Week 13. Nov 27 - 1:04 AM

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Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) are both active on Thanksgiving against the Packers.

They are both listed in the starting lineup. After resting in Week 11, Jeffery should be set up for a normal number of routes in a mediocre matchup against Green Bay's stout cornerbacks. Forte is expected to be the Bears' lead back, with rookie Jeremy Langford mixing in as a change-of-pace option.
Nov 26 - 7:06 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported the Bears expect both Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) to play Thursday night against the Packers.

"Barring a setback in pre-game warmups," that is. Although Forte may lose 7-11 touches to impressive rookie Jeremy Langford, the veteran should return as the Bears' lead back. Jeffery was utilized as a decoy in Week 10, before sitting out Week 11. We suspect he wouldn't be returning unless Jeffery were truly able to function as a ball-catching asset to Chicago's passing game.
Nov 26 - 3:59 PM

Alshon Jeffery (shoulder, groin) is questionable for Thursday night's Week 12 game against the Packers.

After a round of limited practices this week, Jeffery is expected to play on Thanksgiving, though that can't be taken to the bank. If active, Jeffery will be a high-volume WR1. If he sits, Marquess Wilson and Josh Bellamy will start.
Nov 25 - 3:02 PM

Alshon Jeffery (shoulder, groin) was limited in Tuesday's practice.

It's an upgrade on last week, where Jeffery sat out Thursday and Friday's practices. Nevertheless, his status for Thursday night's game against the Packers remains highly murky. Our best guess is that Jeffery will sit again. If he does suit up, he'll be a boom-or-bust WR2 as a possible decoy.
Nov 24 - 3:26 PM

Alshon Jeffery (shoulder, groin) and Matt Forte (knee) are inactive for Week 11 against the Broncos.

Jeffery will miss his fifth game of the season after not practicing on Thursday and Friday. Marquess Wilson will start opposite Josh Bellamy and should see 10-plus targets. Even in a tough matchup, Forte's absence locks in Jeremy Langford as an RB2. The rest of the Bears inactives are WR Eddie Royal, S Antrel Rolle, OL Nick Becton, CB Jacoby Glenn, and DL Ziggy Hood.
Nov 22 - 11:35 AM

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Alshon Jeffery (shoulder, groin) is not expected to play Sunday against the Broncos.

Jeffery's status looked shaky at best after missing practice on both Thursday and Friday. Now he's almost certain to miss his fifth game of the season. Jeffery's contract year has been a mixed bag. While his numbers are excellent (103 receiving yards per game), he's had a very hard time staying on the field. As usual, his absence will open up more looks for Marquess Wilson and Martellus Bennett.
Nov 22 - 8:17 AM

Alshon Jeffery (shoulder, groin) missed practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 11.

The progression of Jeffery's week -- limited practice, no practice, then no practice -- would seemingly strongly suggest he's a poor bet to face the Broncos on Sunday. The Bears won't give us a clue either way, so we'll have to wait for Sunday morning's inactives to find out. If Jeffery is indeed inactive, expect Marquess Wilson to operate as Chicago's No. 1 wideout with No. 2 tight end Zach Miller maintaining a big role behind Martellus Bennett.
Nov 20 - 1:27 PM

Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) was held out of Thursday's practice.

It's a downgrade after Jeffery was limited on Wednesday. Perhaps the Bears are getting Jeffery extra rest, or perhaps his shoulder issue popped up in Wednesday's session. It's hard to know what's going on with the Bears. Jeffery's Friday status will be critical. For now, we'd expect him to go for a tough matchup with the Broncos.
Nov 19 - 2:38 PM

Alshon Jeffery is listed on this week's injury report with injuries to both his groin and shoulder.

Jeffery opened the season missing time with calf and hamstring injuries. Although Jeffery has been truly elite when on the field, his contract season has overall been an injury-plagued disappointment. Jeffery was "limited" in practice on Wednesday and can expect another questionable tag this week.
Nov 18 - 9:26 PM

Alshon Jeffery (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Jeffery played through the groin issue last week against the Rams, but was only in on 35-of-65 snaps in the Bears' blowout win. The Bears are just managing his reps, but nothing can ever be ruled out with Jeffery. For now, he should be penciled in as a target-hog WR1, even against the tough Broncos.
Nov 18 - 2:29 PM

Alshon Jeffery (groin) played 35-of-65 snaps Week 10 against the Rams.

Jeffery entered the game with a groin injury, and Chicago did not need to push him in a game they were winning handily at halftime. He should be healthier next week against the Broncos, and the Bears are unlikely to jump out to a huge lead against Denver. Both factors should lead to more playing time. Jeffery will be a low-end WR1 in the tough matchup.
Nov 16 - 11:30 AM

Alshon Jeffery caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Bears' Week 10 win over the Rams.

The Bears appeared to be managing Jeffery's snaps a bit with him battling a groin injury, but the Rams also stuck No. 1 CB Janoris Jenkins on him, making it a point to stop Jeffery. That's all the Rams did well, as Jeremy Langford and No. 2 TE Zach Miller totaled close to 300 yards of offense. Jeffery will be back on the WR1 map against the Broncos next week, even in a tough matchup.
Nov 15 - 6:41 PM

Alshon Jeffery (groin) is active for Week 10 against the Rams.

As expected. Jeffery, even in a tough matchup, will soak up targets out wide.
Nov 15 - 11:41 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Alshon Jeffery (groin) is expected to play Sunday against the Rams.

We assumed this would be the case after he returned to practice on Friday. The Rams have allowed the fourth-fewest passing yards per game but Jeffery leads the league in receiving yards per game and is essentially matchup-proof. He belongs in the WR1 conversation.
Nov 15 - 9:39 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jay Cutler
2David Fales
RB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Antone Smith
GLB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Matt Forte
2Jeremy Langford
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Marquess Wilson
3Marc Mariani
4Deonte Thompson
WR21Eddie Royal
2Cameron Meredith
3Josh Bellamy
4Kevin White
WR31Marquess Wilson
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Zach Miller
3Khari Lee
LT1Jermon Bushrod
2Charles Leno
LG1Matt Slauson
C1Hroniss Grasu
2Nick Becton
3Patrick Scales
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Kyle Long
2Tayo Fabuluje
K1Robbie Gould