Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Bears to sign WR Allen Robinson

Bears to sign WR Allen Robinson

Per reports from ESPN and the NFL Network early Tuesday morning, wide receiver Allen Robinson is expected to sign with the Bears once free agency opens officially at 3 PM on Wednesday.

Robinson is a bit of a wildcard after a down year in 2016 and a season-ending ACL tear in 2017.

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Robinson, who missed nearly all of last season after suffering a torn ACL in the opening game, is reportedly set to sign a three-year $42million contract with the Bears after being allowed to hit free agency by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Robinson made just one catch in 2017 before suffering his torn ACL. If you're a fan of any of the other teams who were pursuing Robinson, you should be upset, because he was affordable. He posted 73 catches for 883 yards with six touchdowns in the following season.

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Robinson is coming off a knee injury, but Blanton is still convinced that signing him will bring more good than harm to the Bears. Even going back to the prior year in free agency, Mohamed Sanu signed a five-year deal worth $32.5 million with $14 million in guarantees.

But at 24, Robinson fits the Bears' rebuilding plans. At first glance, this contract seems right for Robinson who has to prove he can rebound from the injury, while also showing that he is closer to the 2015 version than the one in 2016 who averaged 5.4 fewer yards per catch. During an interview with Adam Schein of SiriusXM, the 24-year-old wide receiver had some nice words for Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. He tallied more than 2,200 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns from 2015-16, earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2015 after setting a franchise record with 14 TD grabs. Some of the league's top insiders reported Pace and company being big time players for some of the top free agents available this year. The Bears may not be done in free agency and/or the draft when it comes to solidifying the wide receiver position. Now we wait to see if Robinson can play like it.

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