Alshon Jeffrey And Brandon Marshall Both In Jeopardy Of Missing Sunday’s Game

Alshon Jeffrey sat out practice for the second straight day on Thursday, raising fears that the dynamic Chicago Bears receiver could miss Sunday’s pivotal game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Jeffrey tweaked his hamstring in an season opening loss to the Buffalo Bills and was forced to miss practice early in the week. His status for Sunday’s game is still to be determined.

There is a chance the Bears could be without both of their star wide receivers. Brandon Marshall has been bothered by an ankle injury and said he will assess how he’s feeling on Friday.

The Chicago Bears receiving corps has begun to resemble something of a MASH unit. Backup Josh Morgan has also been bothered by a groin injury, one that kept him out of practice on Wednesday. Marshall noted that he and Jeffrey are aiming to play on Sunday.

But the status of Alshon Jeffrey remained up in the air, Dickerson reported.

Jeffrey is one of the most potent weapons in the Bears arsenal. In 14 starts with the Bears last season, he caught 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns, all career highs for the now third-year pro. He combined with Marshal to give opposing defenses fits, stretching their ability to cover both playmaking receivers.

Losing Alshon Jeffrey to injury would be a huge blow for the Bears, who said they are trying to avoid “panic mode” after the surprising loss to the Bills on opening weekend. They now face the task of playing in San Francisco on Sunday night, where a loss would put them in an early hole in the NFC North.

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