The Score "Alshon Jeffery has already signed his franchise tender, but the possibility of a long-term agreement still exists. The Chicago Bears are continuing to discuss a multi-year contract with their star wide receiver as the July 15 negotiation deadline approaches, reports Jeremy Fowler of..." June 21
ESPN "Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery said on Tuesday that finalizing a long-term contract with Chicago is a priority, but he added that he would be OK playing under the franchise tag in 2016 if the two sides cannot strike a deal before the July 15 deadline. "[A long-term deal] is the goal, but..." June 16
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler met with reporters Tuesday for the first time in 2016. There was a lot to get at with the 11th-year veteran, who is beginning his eighth year in Chicago. Since Cutler last spoke publicly, the Bears promoted Dowell Loggains from quarterbacks coach to..." June 15
Chicago Tribune "Receiver Alshon Jeffery reported to Halas Hall on Monday, as expected, for the start of the Bears' mandatory minicamp, the team announced. The former Pro Bowler, who carries the Bears' franchise player tag and is seeking a long-term contract, stayed away from the eight-week voluntary portion of..." June 13
Pro Football Rumors "The fact that Jeffery’s chosen to train independently in Miami has helped dissuade the Bears from engaging in substantial long-term extension discussions, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report notes (video link). Although Jeffery and Jay Cutler have played together for four seasons, the second-year power..." June 02
NFL Trade Rumors "According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, it’s a “near certainty” WR Alshon Jeffery will play out the 2016 season under the franchise tag. Wiederer adds that there have been no indications that the Bears will push to get a long-term deal done with Jeffery this summer. Instead, Wiederer..." May 31
CBSChicago.com "The Bears have been hard at work with voluntary workouts at Halas Hall, but there’s one notable absence. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery is training individually in Florida, rather than joining the Bears at their facility in Lake Forest. General manager Ryan Pace addressed this issue one day before..." April 27
Chicago Sun-Times "Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has not been participating in the Bears’ voluntary team activities, which began last week. ESPN, which first reported the absence, said the receiver told the team in advance that he planned to train in Florida instead." April 26
ESPN "Bears coach John Fox said Monday on ESPN's NFL Live that the team is working to sign wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal. Jeffery received the franchise tag from the club on Feb. 29. That guarantees the receiver $14.599 million in 2016, unless the two sides can finalize a..." March 22
Chicago Tribune "While the Chicago Bears continue to work toward a long-term deal with Alshon Jeffery, they will need more time to hammer out the details. Therefore, in a move that comes as little surprise, the team applied the franchise tag to their top receiver on Monday. That decision, which had to be made..." February 29
Hardly a surprise, but Bears are placing franchise tag on WR Alshon Jeffery, per team source.
SB Nation "The Chicago Bears will place the franchise tag on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Jeffery was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Bears, and since then he has shown flashes of No. 1 receiver potential. Now that he's been tagged, he'll be..." February 26
GM Ryan Pace: Bears are "aggressively" negotiating with WR Alshon Jeffery & franchise tag still is an option.
The Score "The Chicago Bears are working hard to get a deal done with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery before free agency opens next month. Speaking with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, general manager Ryan Pace said the team is "aggressively" negotiating with Jeffery. He added that the..." February 24
#Bears tidbit: Assumption has been they'll tag WR Alshon Jeffery. I'm told no decision has been made & there's a chance he hits the market
The Score "An already talented free-agent class may soon include one of the NFL's most explosive young receivers. Though it's widely been assumed the Chicago Bears will place the franchise tag on impending free agent Alshon Jeffery, no such decision has been made, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL..." February 19
CSN Chicago "As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday the Bears can assure themselves the services of Alshon Jeffery for 2016. More or less. The option available for the Pro Bowl wide receiver is the franchise tag accorded each NFL team under terms negotiated as part of the collective bargaining agreement. It would..." February 17
ESPN "Calvin Johnson has told people that 2015 would be his final season in the NFL, sources told ESPN, which would leave a massive hole for the Detroit Lions at receiver. Johnson has a cap number of just over $24 million for 2016. If he follows through on retiring, the Lions would get at least $11.1..." February 01
#Bears WR Alshon Jeffery says he, "loves Chicago," but stresses that the NFL is a business. Plans to let agents handle the contract stuff.
CSN Chicago "Conventional wisdom has tilted toward assuming Alshon Jeffery’s injuries will stop the Bears from risking a long-term contract on the player despite him already ranking eighth in receiving yards and 10th in receptions in franchise history. But indications now are that the Bears are seriously..." January 01