Alshon Jeffery was the MVP of Monday's practice, making... - [Full Article]

Alshon Jeffery was the MVP of Monday's practice, making a handful of excellent catches.

The Bears receiver hauled in Jay Cutler passes deep down the left sideline, leaping over cornerback Kyle Fuller in the back of the end zone and after losing his footing on the grass.

"On a hot, humid day like this was today, I thought he did a heck of a job competing each period," said receivers coach Mike Groh. "When he was in there it was full go. It was as hard as he could go, as much as he could give us offensively. He made plays. He's got to be that guy that Jay can count on in those sticky situations, and I think he's becoming that."

Receiver Marquess Wilson also excelled in Monday's practice, making a one-handed grab deep down the middle of the field.

Wilson has performed well in training camp just like he was doing a year ago in Bourbonnais before sustaining a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the first nine games of the season.

"He made a great catch today, didn't he, making that play in a two-minute situation for us," Groh said. "I think he's had a productive camp, really kind of picked up where he was last summer.

"I'm pleased with his progress. He's a guy that we believe has enough skills to be a productive player for us in this offense and in this system."

Fantasy Impact: 

Meanwhile, first round pick Kevin White can't get on the field because of a shin injury and his stock continues to fall a bit. He did do some running but the team said they won't rush him and he may not play in the preseason. With Wilson standing out so far, and veteran Eddie Royal around, White will have some catching up to do.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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