Bears raving about Alshon Jeffrey


Alshon Jeffery

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There’s been a lot of optimism around the Bears this summer with their upgrades at receiver serving as the foundation for much of it.

Chicago traded for Brandon Marshall to be the kind of No. 1 receiver that the Bears have lacked since bringing Jay Cutler over from Denver. If you believe cornerback Charles Tillman, they also got a Marshall clone when they drafted wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey in the second round of the draft.

“The best way to say it is, he’s a Brandon Marshall in the making,” Tillman said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Read more…

Alshon Jeffery prioritizes workouts over Rookie Premiere

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During his senior season at South Carolina, questions surfaced about wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s conditioning. But Jeffery is taking steps to make sure there are no such questions during his rookie year with the Bears. Jeffery, the Bears’ second-round draft pick, has decided not to attend the 2012 NFL Rookie Premiere, an event in Los Angeles celebrating some of the league’s top rookie, so that he won’t miss any time in the Bears’ offseason program, ESPN Chicago reports. Read more here…