The Bears have placed Jeffery (hamstring) on IR. Jeffery's 2015 campaign -- his fourth with the Bears -- was hampered by nagging injuries that limited him to just nine games. When healthy enough to suit up, he was productive for the team, catching 54 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns. Looking ahead, the 25-year-old -- who now has the entire offseason to bounce back from his various aches and pains -- is slated to become a free agent, and we suspect that the Bears will make retaining the talented wideout a priority, with the team applying its franchise tag on Jeffery one possible outcome to that end. In his absence in the team's regular season finale against the Lions, Eddie Royal, Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy are in line to head the team's Week 17 wideout corps.
Jeffery (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports. Jeffery was given a doubtful designation heading into the contest after failing to practice all week, so his lack of availability certainly isn't startling. It will mark his sixth absence of the season. With the Bears eliminated from playoff contention, there's little incentive for Jeffery to play at less than full health. In Jeffery's absence, Josh Bellamy is expected to start, but tight end Zach Miller and slot man Eddie Royal should be the primacy beneficiaries in the passing game.
Jeffery (hamstring) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. With Jeffery listed as doubtful, such a likely outcome is not surprising, though on the plus side for the Bears, the report suggests that fellow wideout Eddie Royal is in line to play Sunday.
Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Jeffery sat out practice all week after injuring his hamstring late in last week's game, and it's almost certain that he will be unable to go in Week 16. Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy are in line for added snaps opposite Eddie Royal (knee) as long as Jeffery is sidelined as expected.
Jeffery (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. A frequent resident on the injury report this season, Jeffery is again dealing with a hamstring issue stemming from Sunday's defeat at Minnesota. Previously, he missed four early-season tilts due to an injury to the same region, but the severity of the current concern is unknown. If his practice participation in the coming days doesn't shed light on his Week 16 availability, Friday's injury report will hold some sway over head coach John Fox's eventual decision.
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