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Bears' WR Alshon Jeffery signs his franchise tag tender

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Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have announced that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has signed his franchise tag tender. Jeffery and the Bears now have until July 15th to work out a long term deal. If nothing is agreed to by the deadline, Jeffery will play the 2016 season for about $14.6 million.

With Jeffery officially in the fold, he will now most likely be a part of the Bears' offseason workout program.

Some recent wide out contracts that Jeffery and his representation, and Chicago Bears brass may be using as a guideline for Jeffery's long term deal are the 5 year, $65,000,000 with $28,000,000 guaranteed that T.Y. Hilton inked with the Indianapolis Colts. The Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant signed a 5 year, $70 million deal with $45 million guaranteed. Demaryius Thomas signed a 5 year, $70 million contract with the Denver Broncos and $43.5 million was guaranteed. And the 4 year, $60M, $32.75M guaranteed that A.J. Green signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Do you guys think the Bears and Jeffery will work out a long term contract before the July 15 deadline? If so what kind of deal are you predicting?