Found June 19, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
I was searching around the web, just looking for some content for my upcoming Injury Report, which you can listen to on Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT (shameless plug, sorry) and came across an interesting name that sort of perplexed me a little bit: Alshon Jeffery. Why is he perplexing? He’s a young player (entering his 2nd year) who showed some flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, only to be slowed down by injuries before he had a legitimate chance to break out. If you look just at the numbers, you’ll see the definition of mediocre: 24 catches on 48 targets, 367 yards, 15.3 ypc, and 3 touchdowns. Jeffery played in 10 games, but was never the same after breaking his hand in Week 5 while catching a TD pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jeffery came back from the hand injury in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, only to leave the game with a knee injury. With hand and off-season arthroscopic knee surgery behind him, Jeffery appears to be 100% healthy entering th...

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Former All-Pro QB Rich Gannon believes in the Marc Trestman way: ‘he’s going to put you in position to be very successful each week’

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Devin Hester on the roster bubble?

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No Sense Of Urgency Between The Bears & Henry Melton Regarding A Contract Extension

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