Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery missed practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury and his status for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks is in question.
The question at this point is not so much whether Jeffery can play, but rather should he play?
The Bears aren’t exactly in the best position moving forward to pull off a colossal upset this week. Seattle is a notoriously difficult place to play and the struggling Bears are limping out west led by Jimmy Clausen, not Jay Cutler, and are currently two-touchdown underdogs.
Why would Jeffery try to play through the pain and injury, if it’ll only set him back further? Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman would only lock him down and I have exactly zero confidence that Clausen would be able to get the ball past him into Jeffery’s hands.
The Bears would never admit defeat, nor would I expect them or any other team to do so. But trotting out a less-than-100-percent Jeffery for this game just doesn’t make sense.