Alshon Jeffrey Questionable For MNF Game Vs. NY Jets

Posted: Sep 22 2014, 4:33am CDT | by , in Latest Sports News


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Alshon Jeffrey Questionable for MNF Game Vs. NY Jets
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey is listed as questionable for the Sept. 22 Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets with a hamstring injury.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey is listed as questionable for the Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets on Sept. 22.'s Kevin Patra says Jeffrey has a hamstring injury:

"For the second straight week, the Chicago Bears head into a primetime matchup with starting receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey listed as questionable.

"Jeffrey practiced on a limited basis all week with a hamstring injury. Marshall was limited Saturday after missing practices on Thursday and Friday with an ankle injury.

"The duo was declared questionable last week before ultimately playing. Marshall's three touchdowns keyed the Bears' 28-20 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

"We expect both to play Monday night against the New York Jets. Their presence -- even if not at full strength -- against a secondary that allowed Jordy Nelson to go HAM last week will go a long way toward Chicago's road chances.

"Fantasy footballers, however, will undoubtedly wring their hands at the questionable designation."

The Bears' injury woes don't stop there.

According to ESPN's Michael C. Wright, the Bears will miss four starters for the Sept. 22 game against the Jets:

"The Chicago Bears announced Saturday they'd face the New York Jets on Monday night without center Roberto Garza (ankle), left guard Matt Slauson (ankle), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadriceps), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker Shea McClellin (hand).

"The club held out all five players for Saturday's workout. Receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffrey (hamstring) participated in a limited capacity, and are officially listed as questionable. Both are expected to play against the Jets.

"In other injury news, the club officially listed defensive end Jared Allen (back), safety Chris Conte (shoulder) and receiver Josh Morgan (groin) as probable. Defensive end trevor Scott (foot) is doubtful.

"It was expected that Garza and Slauson would miss Monday's game after sitting out last week's win against the San Francisco 49ers, with Brian de la Puente and Michael Ola serving as their replacements. But the unavailability of Ratliff and McClellin forces the Bears to reshuffle the lineup for the starting defense.

"With Ratfliff out of the defensive line rotation, the Bears will lean more heavily on rookies Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton.

"'That Sunday night game was a big test, and they played a decent amout of snaps,' Allen said. 'The game didn't seem too big for them, and sometimes that can be a problem with young guys. They kind of lose their minds out there, and they don't really remember their techniques or fundamentals. But they've been doing a great job of that. Both of them are powerful, and both of them have obviously a high skill set.'

"McClellin's expected absence means Jonathan Bostic will start at strong linebacker.

"McClellin participated on a limited basis on Thursday, but suffered a hand injury at practice that kept him out of action on Friday and Saturday.

"'We've got a lot of different options,' Bears coach Marc Trestman said. 'We're disappointed for (McClellin) because he has been getting better. We've watched him so hard to learn a new position, get his body the way he's gotten it to play the position. We know he'll be out this week. We'll see where we are next week.'"

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