Robinson is a bit of a wildcard after a down year in 2016 and a season-ending ACL tear in 2017. The second-round tender only costs about $1 million more and would've all but assured the Bears of keeping Meredith, who came out of nowhere to catch 66 of 96 targets for 888 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games in 2016. He had career bests of 24 receptions, 376 yards and a 15.7-yard average per catch last season. The veteran wide receiver is expected to get a lot of attention on the market, and Blanton said that Chicago should do a "full court press" to land Robinson this offseason. I mentioned this on the free agent primer podcast we did last week, saying that he wouldn't have competition for targets with the Bears, whereas if he went to the 49ers, he'd be competing for targets with Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, and even Trent Taylor at times.
Robinson is coming off a knee injury, but Blanton is still convinced that signing him will bring more good than harm to the Bears. Last week, they elected not to franchise him, which would've been worth roughly $16 million. During an interview with Adam Schein of SiriusXM, the 24-year-old wide receiver had some nice words for Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. As of now, Robinson should be viewed as a high-end WR2 in fantasy, barring any other changes to the Bears roster. When Robinson didn't receive the franchise tag and didn't agree to a deal with the Jaguars by Monday at 11 a.m., he was free to talk to other teams.
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Rabada's problem is that he had five carry-over points from past indiscretions, while Warner had a clean sheet. The teams now move on to Cape Town for the third test starting on March 22‚ at Newlands.
He should significantly upgrade the pass-catching options of a Bears team for whom Kendall Wright was the top receiver in 2017 with 59 catches for 614 yards.
The Bears certainly aren't done adding at receiver.
Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.