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Robinson and other key skill-position starters aren't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: It sounds like coach Matt Nagy will rest most of his starters apart from the offensive linemen, giving Justin Fields some protection in a game where he should play most or all of the first half. Robinson, along with Andy Dalton, figures to be one of the starters who is held out in preparation for Week 1 against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams.
Aug 28, 2021 1:22 PM EST
Robinson is among the key Chicago players not in line to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: It remains to be seen if Robinson will see any action in the team's preseason finale on Aug. 28, but given that he dealt with a hamstring issue earlier this month, it's not surprising that the Bears are playing it safe with their top wideout versus Buffalo on Saturday.
Aug 21, 2021 10:41 AM EST
Robinson (hamstring) is practicing Tuesday, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Analysis: Robinson missed a practice last Wednesday and was then limited Thursday, but he otherwise seems to have enjoyed a healthy offseason and training camp. He could play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, though it likely would be a brief appearance. Robinson is set to play out 2021 under a franchise tag, coming off back-to-back seasons topping 150 targets and 1,100 receiving yards.
Aug 17, 2021 8:50 AM EST
Robinson (hamstring) will return to practice Thursday as a limited participant, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The wideout was a late scratch from Wednesday's practice, held out at the last second with a minor hamstring injury. Robinson isn't likely to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Dolphins, but he'll apparently take part in the two teams' joint practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity.
Aug 12, 2021 7:44 AM EST
Robinson was a late scratch from Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Analysis: Rain may have played a role in the decision to hold Robinson out of practice. He was still in attendance, watching from the sideline, so there's a good chance this is just a day-to-day thing.
Aug 11, 2021 12:08 PM EST
Robinson will play 2021 under a franchise tag, as he didn't sign a multi-year contract before the Thursday deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Reports from the past week suggested it was a long shot for Robinson and the Bears to work anything out. The soon-to-be 28-year-old thus stands to make $17.98 million this upcoming season, before hitting free agency (or receiving a second franchise tag) next spring. Robinson probably isn't thrilled, but his decision to sign the franchise tender in March suggests he isn't planning a holdout. Coming off back-to-back seasons with 150-plus targets, he'll hope to get a QB upgrade after the Bears added Andy Dalton and Justin Fields in the offseason.
Jul 15, 2021 1:13 PM EST
Robinson and the Bears haven't made significant progress toward a long-term contract, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Analysis: Pelissero believes it's unlikely a deal gets done before the July 15 extension deadline for franchise-tagged players. Barring a last-minute agreement, Robinson will play out 2021 under a one-year, $17.98 million franchise tender, hoping to hit free agency next offseason. The Bears technically would have the option to tag him again, but it would cost at least $21.58 million -- a 20 percent raise from Robinson's 2021 salary. In any case, he's already signed the tag for this season, essentially ruling out a holdout as an option for leverage. Robinson will work with new QBs this summer, after the Bears brought in Andy Dalton and Justin Fields to replace Mitchell Trubisky.
Jul 9, 2021 12:08 PM EST
Robinson has officially accepted his franchise tender, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: It was recently reported by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com that Robinson was in "no rush" to sign his franchise tender, but it looks like the star wideout has decided not to draw out the process. Robinson is thus locked into a one-year, $18 million deal with the Bears, though both sides can still discuss a long-term extension until July 15. It's also still possible that Robinson could be traded, but barring such events, he looks set play out his age-28 season in Chicago, potentially benefiting from more stable quarterback play courtesy of recent arrival Andy Dalton.
Mar 18, 2021 5:49 PM EST
Robinson is in "no rush" to sign his franchise tender, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Fellow wide receiver Chris Godwin signed his tender from the Bucs on Wednesday, essentially ruling out the possibility of a holdout. The situation between Robinson and the Bears feels more contentious, with the wideout previously noting in February that the team hadn't offered him a new contract since September. The franchise tag now sets up a July 15 deadline for a multi-year deal, and it won't come as any surprise if Robinson leaves his tender unsigned even after that date. In doing so, he'd be able to skip training camp and games without being fined, though he'd also be walking away from a lot of money in the process (more than $1 million for each game missed). It's still rare for a franchise-tagged player to skip games, so we'll likely see Robinson in uniform come Week 1, potentially catching passes from new Bears quarterback Andy Dalton.
Mar 18, 2021 7:38 AM EST
The Bears have placed their franchise tag on Robinson, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Per Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, the last time Chigaco used the franchise tag was in 2016, when it was applied to Alshon Jeffery. With the Buccaneers having decided to franchise Chris Godwin, two of the top potential free agents at the wideout position are off the market now that the Bears have decided to tag Robinson.
Mar 9, 2021 10:53 AM EST
Robinson and the Bears haven't discussed a long-term contract since September, potentially setting up a franchise tag in the coming weeks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Analysis: The window to apply franchise tags runs from Feb. 23 through March 9, with the number for most wide receivers expected to be around $16-17 million. Robinson, however, would be a bit more expensive, as tag rules require the Bears to pay him 120 percent of his 2020 cap hit ($15 million), which would work out to $18 million. The Bears can use the tag even if they don't intend to keep Robinson, setting the table for a tag-and-trade to net draft picks or another player.
Feb 16, 2021 12:57 PM EST
Robinson caught six passes for 55 yards in Chicago's 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.
Analysis: Robinson had a pair of catches on a drive early in the third quarter along with three receptions on the last drive with time running out, but otherwise, he had very little opportunity for targets in a game the Saints dominated in time of possession. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1,147 yards and six scores. He'll be headed to unrestricted free agency this offseason, and regardless of landing spot, he should remain a top-10 fantasy option at wide receiver.
Jan 10, 2021 4:55 PM EST
Robinson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's wild-card game at New Orleans.
Analysis: After logging a routine maintenance day Thursday, Robinson returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and was cleared to suit up this weekend. On the season, he averaged 9.4 targets per game, and while he received a smaller workload than that against the Saints back in Week 8, he still managed to put up six catches (on seven targets) for 87 yards and one touchdown. No. 2 wide receiver Darnell Mooney didn't practice at all this week and is questionable for Sunday, a context that may help Robinson reach double-digit looks for the seventh time in the current campaign.
Jan 8, 2021 11:29 AM EST
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Robinson has sat out the second session of the week for three straight weeks, the result of a hamstring injury. Still, he's been able to suit up on game day, whether it came down to the wire (Week 16) or he was cleared on the last practice report of the week (Week 17). Assuming he suits up Sunday at New Orleans, Robinson will be looking to put together a similar performance to the Bears' Week 8 matchup against them, in which he gathered in six of seven passes for 87 yards and one touchdown.
Jan 7, 2021 12:57 PM EST
Robinson caught two passes for 37 yards in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Robinson was targeted just a single time in the first half before finally posting a pair of catches late in the game, which kept him from being shut out. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1147 yards and six scores, and after the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll be headed to unrestricted free agency.
Jan 3, 2021 5:43 PM EST
Robinson (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Analysis: Robinson went FP/DNP/LP on the practice report, same as he did last week before catching 10 passes against the Jaguars. His snap share (68 percent) in that game was a season low, but that's at least partially due to the Bears resting starters in the fourth quarter of a blowout win. Robinson had a big game against the Packers not too long ago, catching eight of 13 targets for 74 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 12 loss. The Bears will qualify for the playoffs if they get revenge on the Packers, while another loss to big brother in the NFC North would leave Chicago's fate in the hands of the Cardinals and Rams.
Jan 1, 2021 11:28 AM EST
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Robinson again is logging a surprise DNP in the middle of the week, but he also followed a FP/DNP/LP practice regimen last week before suiting up this past Sunday at Jacksonville. While his offensive snap share (68 percent) in that game was a season low, he matched his campaign best with 10 catches en route to 103 yards on 13 targets. If he enters this weekend as questionable to play, too, Robinson's availability won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff against the Packers.
Dec 31, 2020 1:27 PM EST
Robinson caught 10 passes for 103 yards in the Bears' 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Facing a decimated Jaguars secondary, Robinson was consistently open, and he and Mitch Trubisky connected on 10 of 13 pass attempts, but even though the team was deep in the red zone on numerous occasions, Robinson was largely ignored, keeping him from adding a touchdown to his impressive yardage total. He's averaging over 100 yards over the last three games, and he'll have a Week 17 matchup against a Packers defense he posted 74 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 12.
Dec 27, 2020 1:24 PM EST
Robinson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Analysis: Robinson was considered questionable for Sunday's contest, though his availability never truly appeared in doubt. The 27-year-old has 27 receptions for 355 yards and three touchdowns in four games since Chicago's Week 11 bye and will look to continue his strong play in Jacksonville.
Dec 27, 2020 8:41 AM EST
Robinson (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday at Jacksonville, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's not a major surprise to see the 27-year-old intends to suit up Sunday, as the Bears can secure a wild-card spot by winning their final two games of the regular season. Robinson's availability will come into focus when Chicago releases its list of inactives about 90 minutes ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 26, 2020 9:36 PM EST
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