The rough contract year for Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery continues.
Jeffery, who had 1,000-plus-yard seasons in both 2013 and 2014, likely will miss his sixth game of the season on Sunday against the Bears. Jeffery is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
The anticipated absence comes a week after a season-low one-catch performance against the Vikings. (The good news is that it resulted in his fourth touchdown of the season.)
Jeffery is eligible for free agency in March. It’s unclear whether the Bears will try to keep him before he can test his value on the open market. The franchise tag is also an option, but a one-year deal in excess of $10 million seems like a lot to page for a guy who likely won’t generate more than 1,000 yards this year.