Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (24) celebrates his touchdown catch in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Bears wide receivers Alshons catch caught a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (AP: Charles Rex Arcogast, John Bazemore) The Bears are not going to spend $4 million to re-sign Alshoon Jeffery, according to sources close to the situation.
The Bears have long said they would not re-do their contract with the wide receiver because of his recent arrest for domestic violence, according the Chicago Tribune.
Bears fans have been clamoring for a franchise quarterback to take over for Jay Cutler for years, but Jeffery’s arrest in July prompted some fans to demand more.
The NFL’s internal investigation is currently ongoing, and the league office has said it would look into the incident.
The report from the league’s independent investigator said Jeffery did not intend to hurt his girlfriend, who has not been publicly identified.
In addition to Jeffery and the domestic violence case, the Bears have not announced any major moves to address their quarterback situation.
Jeffery played well for the Bears last season, completing 73.6 percent of his passes with an average of 18.1 yards per completion.
He had nine touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 99.5.
Bears head coach John Fox is expected to meet with the media on Tuesday.