Allen Robinson II
WR - CHI
Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Bears WR Allen Robinson is planning on attending the Bears minicamp.
Robinson has been adamant on wanting out of Chicago but will attend their minicamp. He got the franchise tag this offseason, so he's playing for the Bears this season. This is good news for any Bears fans and Allen Robinson managers. He's a low-end WR1 in fantasy drafts.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Allen Robinson II has officially accepted his franchise tag from the Chicago Bears.
This locks in Robinson's $18 million salary for the 2021 season. Robinson was understandably frustrated to receive the tag from the Bears, but apparently it wasn't enough to make him play hard ball. The Andy Dalton signing was a pretty uninspiring one from a real life football perspective, but he might wind up being the best quarterback Robinson has ever played with. Consider A-Rob a low-end WR1 for fantasy purposes.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler is reporting that Bears WR Allen Robinson is in no rush to sign his franchise tender.
The two sides were unable to get a deal done last year, and Robinson made it apparent he wanted out of Chicago. However, the Bears can't afford to lose their top receiving threat and might be working to repair the relationship behind the scenes. If things go south, Robinson could threaten to hold out if not traded. For the time being, it looks like he's stuck in Chicago, with Andy Dalton as his QB. This could actually be good for his fantasy value, as we know he'll see a ton of targets, and Dalton has proven he can support a top-5 fantasy wideout (AJ Green) in the past.
Jeremy Fowler with ESPN is reporting on Sportscenter that Allen Robinson, who was recently franchise tagged by the Chicago Bears, has "zero plans to sign his franchise tag in the immediate future."
The Bears placed the franchise tag on Robinson earlier in the week, valued at just under $16M for receivers in 2021. Robinson's frustrations with the Bears and desire to leave Chicago have been pretty well-documented over the last year. The report by Jeremy Fowler corroborates the expected frustration that many believed Robinson would feel without a move from Chicago. As of now, there is no threat of a holdout. But we've seen Le'Veon Bell and Melvin Gordon both refuse to play under a franchise tag in recent years and Derrick Henry threatened to do the same just last year. It will be interesting to see whether the Bears look to rework a long-term deal, trade Robinson under the tag, or hope that he signs his franchise tender and plays in the 2021 season. As of now though, there is no reason to expect anything besides the last option. We will keep you updated as more news becomes available.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bears are placing the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson II.
For the second consecutive season, the Bears are placing the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson. Negotiations between the two have soured in recent weeks leading to the tag. Last season, the veteran recorded 102 receptions, 1,250 receiving yards, and six touchdowns.
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