Bears Free Agent WR Target Allen Robinson Says ACL Injury "Not Really an Issue"

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Bears Free Agent WR Target Allen Robinson Says ACL Injury “Not Really an Issue”

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Allen Robinson was limited to one 17-yard catch in 2017, because of a torn ACL suffered on his third offensive snap of the season. More than five months later, he doesn’t believe the injury will impact his free agency.

“Every team across the league knows what I’ve done in this league and what I’m capable of, so that’s not really an issue,” Robinson said in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

Robinson had a breakout season in 2015, catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards, and 14 touchdowns. His production slipped in 2016 as Blake Bortles’ accuracy took a dive, but still produced a respectable 73-catch, 883-yard, six-touchdown season. So, yeah, everyone does know what Robinson is capable of when he’s healthy. Naturally, Robinson’s health will be a concern of teams interested in signing the wide receiver and placing him atop their depth chart.

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Even though he is nearly six months into his rehabilitation process, Robinson is confident that he will be physically ready and medically cleared before football activities resume.

“It’s not like one of those things where it happened at the end of the year,” Robinson said. “I’ll be cleared well before the season starts and well before training camp.”

Between his numbers catching passes from Bortles in the pros and his college production that made Christian Hackenberg look like a viable NFL quarterback prospect, Robinson is likely to emerge as the No. 1 free agent wide receiver of this class … if the Jacksonville Jaguars allow him to hit the market. The Jaguars could choose to place the franchise tag on Robinson, which could come as early as next Tuesday.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.