Robinson reportedly set to join Bears

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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.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) runs after a catch during the National Football League game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts on January 1, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

For his career, Robinson has 202 catches, 2,848 yards (a 14.1-yard average) and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.

He said: 'For me, it's a lot of teams out there who not only have interest in me, but who I have interest in. But in 2016, he had 73 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns while starting all 16 games. Injuries have dogged the Bears at the position with Kevin White going out for the season previous year in Week 1 and Cameron Meredith missing the entire season with a torn ACL.

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But at 24, Robinson fits the Bears' rebuilding plans.

Robinson is coming off a knee injury, but Blanton is still convinced that signing him will bring more good than harm to the Bears. Wright led the team in receiving out of the slot, but his 614 yards were the second-lowest for any team's top wideout and Cruz didn't make the team. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if Robinson's deal guarantees double that, or close to it. Blake Bortles and he connected on just 50.7 percent of those targets, but they did amount to 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy. The Bears also are interested in receiver Albert Wilson. Even if we're projecting Trubisky to hit just 500 pass attempts, giving Robinson a 25 percent target share would be easy to do knowing the other wide receivers and the fact that their top tight end is Adam Shaheen, who has played one season and seen just 14 targets.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.

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