Bears Jeffery suspended for 4 games

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears’ disappointing season just got a little worse.

The NFL has slapped Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery with a four-game suspension without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jeffery will be eligible to be activated on Dec. 12 and play against Green Bay six days later. He leads the Bears with 630 yards receiving and is second with 40 catches.

The punishment leaves the 2-7 Bears without their top wideout for games against Giants, Titans, 49ers and Lions.

Jeffery is playing for the $14.6 million franchise tag after he and the team were unable to agree to a long-term contract in the offseason.

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