Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson

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Bears Expected To Sign WR Allen Robinson

Robinson will sign a three-year, $42-million deal with $25 million guaranteed.

Chris Emma
March 13, 2018 - 8:49 am

By Chris Emma--

(670 The Score) The Bears will open the league new year with a major signing, agreeing to terms with free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.

Robinson, 24, will sign a three-year deal worth up to $42 million, with $25 million guaranteed, per reports. In doing so, the Bears will add the major target they desired for 23-year-old quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Robinson was drawn by new Bears coach Matt Nagy, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

“I like what coach Nagy did from an offensive standpoint in Kansas City," Robinson told Anderson. "Me being able to see what he did in KC, being able to know that he is an offensive-minded coach and seeing what he’s done before (helped me).”

Robinson has some major production to his name in Jacksonville, including a 2015 season in which he posted 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had 73 catches for 883 yards in 2016. Robinson has 202 career catches 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns. Robinson suffered a torn ACL during the 2017 season opener.

The Jaguars declined the franchise tag on Robinson and allowed him to enter free agency as a cap casualty after major spending in free agency the last several offseasons. 

The Bears found themselves in need at receiver last season after Kevin White, the No. 7 overall pick in 2015, landed on injured reserve after the season opener. He has played in just five games during his first three NFL seasons. Cameron Meredith suffered a torn ACL during the preseason in August and also was placed on injured reserve. The Bears on Monday gave Meredith, a restricted free agent, an original-round tender.

Alshon Jeffery, the Bears' top receiver in 2016, fled to the Eagles last March, which left the team without a major target available to replace that production. The Bears in turn signed veterans Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton in free agency. 

This time around, the Bears landed a player considered the top target available on the open market in Robinson.

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