Former South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery continues to battle back from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for much of last week’s training camp with the Chicago Bears.
Jeffery opened this week as a limited participant at practice. According to ESPN staff writer Jeff Dickerson, Jay Cutler told reporters Monday that he would like to see Jeffery suit up and play for the Bears this preseason.
“I think it’s going to be important for him to get a few reps out there, just to get used to football,” Cutler said. “He’s been kind of on and off at camp, so just getting three games, four games in or just getting some reps, just getting his conditioning, will help him get ready to play football. Get some soreness and work through that, I think that would be good for him.”
Jeffery missed all of last preseason after suffering a calf strain. He played in nine games in 2015, finishing with 54 receptions for 807 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Just as he was Monday, Jeffery was limited during Tuesday’s workout. Afterward, Bears coach John Fox echoed Cutler’s sentiments.
#Bears coach John Fox said it’s important for Alshon Jeffery to play in the preseason. Jeffery was in pads but limited a little today.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 9, 2016