Jeffery (groin/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest at Green Bay. On Tuesday, Jeffery indicated his hope that he'll return from a one-game absence, but the Bears didn't tip their hand this week, as he turned in limited practices each day. Expect the team's training staff to test out his injuries in a pregame workout, at which point a decision will come down with the release of their inactive list.
Jeffery (groin/shoulder) hopes that he'll be able to play Thursday in Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I definitely do want to be out there," he said. "At the same time, if the training staff sees how I feel and I don't feel too well, I won't be out there. If I'm feeling well, I'll play." When laid out in such a manner, the decision is seemingly a simple one. However, Jeffery has been sidelined for five of the Bears' 10 contests this season due to a variety of ailments, and team trainers clearly would prefer that he avoids an aggravation of either his groin or shoulder. To achieve that end, he's been limited in drills this week, with Wednesday's injury report providing the final word on his Week 12 availability. Another absence would likely place Marquess Wilson in another prominent position in the passing attack.
Jeffery (groin) was limited at Tuesday's practice, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. Plagued by leg injuries all season, Jeffery was inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, leaving Jay Cutler to work with a wideout group comprised of Marquess Wilson, Josh Bellamy, Cameron Meredith and Marc Mariani. With the Bears desperately in need of a win to stay in the playoff hunt, it won't be surprising if Jeffery makes it back just four days later, though he'd likely be playing at less than 100 percent. Even so, he's a must-start player when active, sitting on a 36-515-2 receiving line (57 targets) in five games. Although a 'questionable' designation on Wednesday's injury report seems inevitable, Jeffery should be able to play in Thursday's game if he practices for a third consecutive day.
Jeffery (groin) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, the Bears' official site reports. Jeffery's activity level Monday was merely an estimate, and with a Thursday night tilt on tap in Green Bay, he'll have just two chances to prove the health of his groin. While he commenced practice last week with a limited showing, he failed to take the field in the final two practices, which he'll aim to change this time around.
Jeffery (groin) is inactive Sunday against the Broncos, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. Jeffery was limited in practice Wednesday but then held out Thursday and Friday, leading to his questionable designation. Jeffery is a very popular target in the passing game when he's healthy, but since he'll sit, tight end Martellus Bennett and running back Jeremy Langford will likely get more looks.
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