The Chicago Bears organization is very pleased to see that 2nd year receiver, Alshon Jeffery, is turning heads at preseason minicamp. Jeffery, who was held back with both a knee and thumb injury last year, is looking to take a big step up during the upcoming season.
Bears’ receiver’s coach, Mike Groh, noted a vast improvement in Jeffery’s performance after a very short time and considers the young receiver to have “tremendous potential.”
Away from the coaching staff, behind the line of scrimmage, Alshon Jeffery is also impressing quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler says he noticed a difference in Jeffery right away at camp, a “different edge,” he called it.
Jeffrey came to camp stronger and with a better grasp of the offense. Cutler is anticipating that Jeffery will get plenty of looks playing opposite Brandon Marshall, and will likely see a great deal of single coverage.
Things seem to be looking up for this young wide receiver as long as he can stay healthy. So far he’s missed some practices and a scrimmage, with a “tweaked” and “tight” hamstring, but both of these instances were deemed not serious. The team is simply being cautious with Jeffrey, hoping he will be a playmaker in 2013.