Allen Robinson Intends to Sign With Bears in Free Agency

Allen Robinson Intends to Sign With Bears in Free Agency

Robinson's 2017 season was cut short nearly as soon as it began when he tore his ACL In Week 1, but the setback did not prevent him from drawing heavy interest in free agency, and he appears headed to Chicago after four years in Jacksonville. Robinson told the Florida Times-Union that he'll be ready well ahead of training camp, which is good when considering he'll need as many reps as possible with his new quarterback Mitchell Trubiski.

Callahan has started 19 games in three seasons since signing with the Bears after going undrafted out of Rice in 2015.

Robinson missed nearly all of the 2017 season and he had a down year in 2016 but he's proven to be a star in the right situation, evidenced by the 80-catch, 1,400 receiving yard, 14 touchdown campaign in 2015.

Kendall Wright led the team's receiving game last season, with just 614 yards on 59 catches, and no other player could beat Tarik Cohen's 353 receiving yards.

The Bears are expected to retain the top three of their five restricted free agents by tendering each at $1.907 million, the right-of-first-refusal level, but there is some risk. They reportedly were targeting Sammy Watkins, too, but the former No. 4 overall pick is heading to Matt Nagy's former team, the Chiefs, according to ESPN and NFL Network, with a contract that is worth more per year than Robinson's. His per-catch average also dropped by 5.4 yards from 2015 to 2016.

Trubisky had a solid season for the Bears a year ago, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns. Wide receiver has been a trouble spot for him, with Meredith being the only true bright spot at the position.

Adding receivers for Trubisky was a top priority for Pace.

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