Jeffery did not attend Tuesday’s practice at Halas Hall, the team’s final full practice before Week 1 preparation begins next week. Jeffery was also not present at Monday’s practice after being left home from the team’s weekend trip to Cincinnati.
Details on his health and whereabouts have been hard to come by. Bears coach John Fox was terse and vague in his responses. Fox asserted that Jeffery has indeed been present at Halas Hall this week but still left the "day-to-day" label on the receiver’s status even though Jeffery hasn’t completed a practice since Aug. 11. Fellow receivers Eddie Royal (hip) and Marquess Wilson (hamstring) also missed Tuesday’s practice. But both players did some light work off to the side and were sideline spectators during the team portions of practice.