Bears WR Alshon Jeffery signs franchise tender

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) celebrates a touchdown by teammate Zach Miller, center, during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has signed his one-year, $14.6 million franchise tender offer.

The announcement Tuesday was more of a procedural development after the team placed the franchise tag on him last week. The Bears and Jeffery have until July 15 to agree to a multiyear contract.

Calf, hamstring, groin and shoulder injuries limited Jeffery to nine games last season. But he still led the team in receiving with 807 yards.

Jeffery played in all 16 games the previous two years, finishing with 1,421 yards in 2013 and 1,133 in 2014.

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