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Alshon Jeffery is 'day to day,' status unclear for Saturday's game

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears runs on an end-around against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 45-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alshon Jeffery

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 09: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears runs on an end-around against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 45-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alshon Jeffery

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been dealing with a strained calf muscle for two weeks. On Monday, head coach John Fox was unable to provide a meaningful update on the fourth-year pass-catcher's injury status.

Fox said that Jeffery is still listed as "day to day," according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jeffery's absence is magnified by two facts: He's supposed to be taking over for Brandon Marshall as the Bears' No. 1 wide receiver, and first-round rookie Kevin White has undergone surgery on a fractured shin that could keep him out for the entire 2015.

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With both Jeffery and White out of the lineup, the Bears have experimented with their remaining depth at the wide receiver position. Former seventh-round selection Marquess Wilson was getting an extended look, but he missed practice on Monday, too, with a hamstring injury, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.

Eddie Royal is the only reliable receiver Chicago has left in the lineup. Until the overall health at the position improves, the Bears must rely on inexperienced players such as Josh Bellamy and undrafted rookie Cameron Meredith to hold things together.

(h/t @patrickfinley, ESPN)