A Bears offense that could use the help may be getting it sooner than expected.
A source told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will miss this week’s game against the Titans, but could return the following week against the Texans.
“I wouldn’t even try to guess when he’s coming back,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday. “I just know he’s making progress and we’re hopeful.”
Jeffrey has been sidelined with a broken right hand since Oct. 7, but he’s still second on the team with 184 receiving yards and third with 14 catches. His size makes him a good target in the red zone, where the Bears have sputtered lately.