Report: Bears, Alshon Jeffery still talking long-term deal

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When Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery signed his one-year, $14.6 million franchise tender, he was reportedly a near certainty to play this season on that contract. But that might not be so certain after all.

Jeffery and the Bears have continued to talk about a long-term contract, and it’s possible a deal will get done before the July 15 deadline, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

When franchise players do sign long-term deals, it usually happens right before the deadline. So in the case of Jeffery, it will probably be another three weeks before a deal gets done.

The 26-year-old Jeffery was limited by injuries to just nine games last season, but when he played he played well, catching 54 passes for 807 yards.

4 responses to “Report: Bears, Alshon Jeffery still talking long-term deal

  1. Jay Cutler is going to have a great year, he’s EASILY the best QB in the division (outside of Rodgers.) The WR core on the Bears is 10 fold BETTER than my Vikes or Lions. The Bears are going to be a much improved team this season, offense and defense all around.

  2. I would structure his contract fairly with incentives to try and motivate him to stay on the field more. He’s good can be great with some help.

  3. It sure doesn’t seem like he wants to be in Chicago and it doesn’t seem like he really wants to play football. He was out for some pretty minor stuff last year. Maybe just ‘paralyzed’ in fear of a major injury in a contract year?

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