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Bears to Land Allen Robinson

Bears to Land 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, 24, missed most of last season after suffering an ACL tear in Week 1 vs. the Texans. However, he proved rather quickly two years ago that he is a legitimate starting wideout (66 catches, 888 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games). The veteran wide receiver is expected to get a lot of attention on the market, and Blanton said that Chicago should do a "full court press" to land Robinson this offseason. While his catches didn't drop much the next year (73), the receivers yardage dropped to 883 and his touchdowns to six.

Just like Meredith and Bellamy, slot corner Bryce Callahan earned an original round tender at $1.907 million from the Bears on Monday. But remember, Robinson is coming off a season-ending injury. The deal is said to have $25 million guaranteed, but on a three-year deal, the 24-year-old will likely make all of it. In 2015, Robinson had 14 receptions inside the opponent's 20-yard line - 12 of them went for touchdowns, and the other two catches went for first downs. 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.

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Had the Bears tendered any of the three at the next-highest level, $2.914 million, they would receive a second-round pick as compensation if they left.

How do you feel about the current state of the Bears? Needless to say, Robinson is one of the safest wide receivers you can draft from a floor standpoint.

He should significantly upgrade the pass-catching options of a Bears team for whom Kendall Wright was the top receiver in 2017 with 59 catches for 614 yards. As of now, Robinson should be viewed as a high-end WR2 in fantasy, barring any other changes to the Bears roster.