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I know Brett and Michael are reading this and 100 percent on board with the potential Bleacher Nation/Ten Yard Line cross promotional stuff, so here is possible free-agent-to-be and probable Bears target Allen Robinson wearing a Cubs jersey (Michael: Sign me up, baby!):

Believe me when I say I’m doin just fine!

A post shared by Thee Allen Robinson II (@thee_ar15) on

Here’s hoping the next uniform he puts on is that of Chicago’s football team.

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars cleared space with weekend cuts and an extension of Blake Bortles’ deal, which could make keeping Robinson easier. Still, the Jaguars need more space in order to retain Robinson and make improvements elsewhere on the roster. But with some of the heavy lifting out the way, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweets the Jaguars are preparing to move on and hammer out a long-term deal to keep Robinson in the fold. Last we checked on Robinson, he and the Jacksonville Jaguars had yet to engage in contract talks. If they can’t come to a deal, Jacksonville has until 3 p.m. on March 6 to designate Robinson as their franchise player and keep him on a one-year deal worth more than $16 million.
(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
  • And then there’s Jarvis Landry, who the Miami Dolphins surprisingly gave the franchise tag to last week. Sources indicate to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the team is set to meet with Landry’s agent on Wednesday in Indianapolis. There was a belief the Dolphins tagged Landry with the intent to trade him, thus, ensuring his departure wouldn’t come without some sort of compensation. Schefter’s sources believe the Dolphins are indeed interested in dealing Landry. Pro Football Weekly’s Arthur Arkush reports Landry is looking for $30 million guaranteed and at least $14 million per year, which would be too rich for a Dolphins team running up against cap problems. Of course, Dolphins could pull back the franchise tag offer at any point after March 14. Stay tuned, this situation could get even more interesting.
  • Speaking of the franchise tag, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune answers questions in his mailbag and hints at the Bears possibly using that or the transition tag to keep cornerback Kyle Fuller. We’ve previously discussed the implications of giving Fuller the transition tag and discussed the belief held by some insiders that Fuller would get the franchise tag at some point before March 6. For a big-picture look at the franchise tag and what it could mean for the Bears, this here is for you.
  • It’s not like the Bears were hurting for salary cap space in order to squeeze Fuller onto the roster, but the team cleared some room by cutting outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and safety Quintin Demps. It was a move that was certainly inevitable. McPhee tells the Chicago Tribune he was disappointed in himself as he reflected on his career with the Bears. “I probably would have made the same decision Pace did,” McPhee told Brad Biggs. “But I can’t act like it isn’t tough because it is.” Things weren’t the same for McPhee after his Bears career got off to a hot start.
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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.