Reports: Bears expected to sign WR Allen Robinson

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is expected to sign with the Bears when the NFL free agency period officially begins on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Robinson immediately will fill arguably the Bears’ biggest need at receiver and give second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky a valuable weapon to add to his arsenal. The Bears’ 2017 offense looked awfully pedestrian at times after their top two wide receivers — Cameron Meredith and Kevin White — both were lost for the season.

The biggest potential question mark with Robinson is how he will fare returning from a torn ACL that cost him all but one game last season. But in the three years prior to last year’s setback, Robinson put up impressive numbers. He caught 48 passes for 548 yards and 2 touchdowns in just 8 starts as a rookie. He followed that up with a monster 2015 campaign, hauling in 80 balls for 1400 yards and 14 touchdowns. Two years ago, he caught 73 balls for 883 yards and 6 touchdowns.

New head coach Matt Nagy, the former Kansas Chiefs offensive coordinator, perhaps played a more vital role in convincing Robinson to join the Bears than even Trubisky’s presence did.

The Bears likely are not done addressing the position. Look for Ryan Pace to potentially add another veteran to the mix and possibly target a rookie receiver in the draft if the chips fall right.

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