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Bears Take S Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears added a second big wide receiver to their offense Friday by trading up to select South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery with the 45th pick in the NFL draft.

The Bears gave up a fifth-round pick and their 50th overall pick to St. Louis to move up and make the selection.

Jeffery joins a receiver corps that was already bulked up by the addition of Brandon Marshall during the offseason.

Jeffery had 1,517 receiving yards as a sophomore in 2010 but just 762 last season. Jeffery had 183 catches for 3,042 yards and 23 TD in his career. He suffered a broken bone in his hand in the 2011 season finale

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