Allen Robinson to the Bears

Market for Sammy Watkins not expected to be strong

Since Meredith is a former undrafted free agent, it means the Bears would receive no compensation if Meredith signed an offer sheet elsewhere and they declined to match.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson will sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Bears barring any last-minute issues before National Football League free agency opens Wednesday afternoon, he told ESPN late Monday night.

Trubisky showed some promise in his rookie season, but with the Bears hiring offensive guru Matt Nagy as their new head coach and signing a true No. 1 wideout in Robinson, the pressure will be on him to make strides in Year 2. The following year saw Robinson catch 73 passes for 883 yards and six scores.

Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams.

Kendall Wright led the team's receiving game last season, with just 614 yards on 59 catches, and no other player could beat Tarik Cohen's 353 receiving yards.


The Bears have tendered restricted free agent WR Cameron Meredith at the original-round level. The Bears also are interested in receiver Albert Wilson.

Contract details have yet to be announced but according to Spotrac Robinson's market value is estimated at almost $14M a year over five seasons. The bar certainly isn't too high for Robinson, and it's not like he's coming to a franchise known for its receivers - his 2015 numbers would have ranked first in Bears history in touchdowns and tied for third in yards. White and Wheaton were busts, Eddie Royal didn't pan out and neither did Cruz.

Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.

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