Alshon Jeffery spotted at preseason game; no update on injured calf
The Chicago Bears have been without top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who's dealing with a calf injury, since mid-August. Jeffery was spotted in street clothes at the Bears-Browns preseason game on Thursday night, but Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune said the receiver only had a light catch during pregame warmups -- no running.
This only fuels speculation that Jeffery will not be 100 percent to start the regular season. Bears head coach John Fox has classified the injury as "day-to-day" for three weeks now, per the Chicago Tribune. It's a measure he has used so as not to give opponents a competitive advantage, according to Zach Zaidman of the Bears Radio Network.
"We’re going to say as little as we can," said John Fox of Alshon Jeffery. "Just because we really don’t want to help our opponent." #Bears— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) September 4, 2015
The Bears are already without fellow wideout Kevin White, the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft, so they absolutely need Jeffery to come back at full strength. Without him and White, the team is seriously lacking a respectable receiving threat on the outside the numbers.