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Bears 'Not Expected' To Franchise Tag Alshon Jeffery, Per Report

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Chicago Bears top receiver Alshon Jeffery is likely to hit the open market on March 7th, when teams can begin negotiations with unrestricted free-agents.

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According to a report, the Bears are not expected to franchise tag Jeffery.

The Eagles, who are in need of offensive help, are reportedly interested in pursuing the 26-year-old receiver.

Jeffery caught just 52 balls for 821 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season after being suspended for using performance enhancing drugs.

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Jeffery was a 2012 second round pick out of South Carolina. He had his two best seasons in 2013 and 2014 when he played a full 16-game slate. In both of those seasons, Jeffery caught at least 85 balls for 1,000 yards, and seven touchdowns.

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