The Chicago Bears have undergone some big changes in the off-season.
Heading in to the 2015 NFL campaign, the Bears have the former Broncos duo of John Fox and Adam Gase in as their new head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively, which is a big step up from Marc Trestman.
The wide receiving corps has also undergone a big change, with Brandon Marshall being traded to the New York Jets and the drafting of exciting rookie Kevin White. White is out for a while after an injury, and he might not be the only Bears wideout missing come week one.
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According to a report from Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, Chicago receiver Alshon Jeffery was nowhere to be seen at Bears practice today, igniting fears about his health and fitness with the start of the season looming.
Questions now have to be raised if Jeffery will be taking to the field against the Green Bay Packers.
Jeffery did not play at all in the pre-season, with the Bears hoping to bring him along slowly during camp following a calf strain that saw him put in a walking boot for at least a week.
Last year Jeffery caught 85 passes and led the Bears in receiving yards with 1,113, as well as hauling in ten touchdowns.
If Jeffery is out, it would be a huge blow to the Bears’ offense. Jeffery is the team’s No. 1 receiver, and with first-round draft pick White out for a prolonged period with a shin injury, the Bears now have to turn to the likes of Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson.