NFL Gamecock Roundup: Jeffery's injury continues to frustrate

-Frustration with Alshon Jeffery and his slow recovery is on the precipice of boiling over in Chicago, and with contract extension talks zooming in from the horizon, there's a lot of folks asking just what is going on with Alshon's health.

Early last week, Jeffery seemed to be on pace to start in this past Sunday's contest with the Chiefs, but by Wednesday, reports of an injury setback made him a scratch once again.

"Anytime players get injured, there's a frustration level," head coach John Fox told the Chicago Tribune. "There's a frustration level on their side, there's a frustration level on the coaches' side. The reality is it's part of the game. Faith and patience are part of everything. Back to the frustration level, it's understandable on all sides. Our medical people are doing everything in their power, as well, to get him back. We'll see what this week brings."

It should be noted that while the Bears were in the middle of their fire sale a couple weeks ago, Alshon was rumored to be untouchable, while running back Matt Forte, also in the last year of his contract, was set to be traded from the Windy City for the right price.

-After Bruce Ellington disappeared during this past Sunday night game, following two great plays in a row, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula was asked why he didn't continue to go to Ellington for production in the game.

Tomsula's answer was rambling, to put it kindly.

"Yeah, I mean, we think Bruce is, obviously he's got some explosive attributes," said Tomsula. "But, no, we went with how we game planned and Bruce could have been in there. I haven't finished up the whole rep-count reason why thing yet. I'll finish that up with the offensive coaches here at lunch. So, but when Bruce was in there he did a good job. We liked the other guys and what they were doing in there. So, that's just why we went that way."

If anybody can translate what the heck he just said, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Player Team Pos. #
Antonio Allen+ New York Jets S 48
Rory Anderson+ San Francisco 49ers TE 48
Jasper Brinkley New York Giants LB 54
Damiere Byrd* Carolina Panthers WR 70
A.J. Cann Jacksonville Jaguars G 60
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans OLB 90
Jared Cook St. Louis Rams TE 89
Chris Culliver Washington Redskins S 29
Justice Cunningham* St. Louis Rams TE/FB 4
Mike Davis San Francisco 49ers RB 20
Patrick DiMarco Atlanta Falcons FB 42
Bruce Ellington San Francisco 49ers WR 10
Clifton Geathers+ Pittsburgh Steelers DE 98
Stephon Gilmore Buffalo Bills CB 24
Melvin Ingram San Diego Chargers OLB 54
Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears WR 17
T.J. Johnson Cincinnati Bengals C 60
Johnathan Joseph Houston Texans CB 24
Jamon Meredith Tennessee Titans OT 79
Captain Munnerlyn Minnesota Vikings CB 24
Ronald Patrick Cleveland Browns OL 70
Corey Robinson Detroit Lions OT 70
Connor Shaw+ Cleveland Browns QB 9
Darian Stewart Denver Broncos S 26
Ryan Succop Tennessee Titans K 4
D.J. Swearinger Tampa Bay Buccaneers S 36
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson* San Francisco 49ers QB 13