Published: Sat, September 19, 2015
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Chicago Bears injury report: Alshon Jeffery misses practice

Chicago Bears injury report: Alshon Jeffery misses practice

Much has been discussed this week about the Cardinals and the Bears being to two oldest teams in the League.

"Really it's just science behind it", said coach John Fox. But all of this is background music. We have to play our game and do what we need to do.

Teams that start off 2-0 have a 63% chance of making the playoffs.

Sep 13 2015 Glendale AZ USA Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer looks to pass in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears injury report: Alshon Jeffery misses practice

If Jeffery can't play against the Cardinals, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson would be positioned atop the depth chart, based on playing time in Week 1.

This week's match up has Carson Palmer facing a decent secondary in Chicago.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, listed starting running back Andre Ellington out for the game with a knee injury suffered against the Saints, and top-notch guard Mike Iupati was also ruled out for the game with a knee injury. Chris Johnson and rookie David Johnson are more than capable to handle the ground game, and like Ellington they have no problems catching the ball.

The 25-year-old has been struggling with a hamstring injury throughout pre-season, which appeared to limit his range in his side's week one defeat to the Green Bay Packers. He wants the team to do well first and then whatever happens with him will happen. I see both of these happening at Soldier Field. But the veteran receiver developed hamstring tightness after Thursday's workout. 

Jeffery could get some nice fantasy points, but if he is still not healthy, Wilson and Martellus Bennett will be the keys to keeping the Bears' offense moving. Chicago's Matt Forte is one to be respected. Well, they will have to try to slow down Forte as a receiver as well. Below we've listed some things the Bears must do in order to win this football game.

Just when it looked like Alshon Jeffery was about to reach full health after dealing with a strained calf for weeks, a new ailment has developed for the Bears' No. 1 receiver.

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The Cardinal defense will be aggressive. Safeties Tony Jefferson (hamstring) and Deone Bucannon (groin) are questionable. "Any game you play on the road, you expect it to be hostile and tough". "If I had any issue with him wearing that shirt or if I didn't think there was any validity to that statement, I'd tell him to take it off. But the guy earns it every day".

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