The NFL dropped a bombshell Monday afternoon, announcing Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery would be suspended for the next four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Jeffery's suspension is effective immediately and runs through Dec. 12.
That means he will miss games against the New York Giants (Week 11), Tennesee Titans (Week 12), San Francisco 49ers (Week 13) and Detroit Lions (Week 14). There will only be three games left on the Bears' schedule once Jeffery returns.
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The Bears are 2-7 and only the Los Angeles Rams (139) have scored fewer points than the Bears' 141 through nine games.
Jeffery is in the midst of his worst season as a pro, with only 40 catches for 630 yards and one touchdown.
He had four catches for 47 yards in the first quarter of the Bears' 36-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, but was shut out the rest of the game.
Jeffery is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season.