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Denard Robinson to try out at Bears’ minicamp

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This weekend’s Bears minicamp is mostly for rookies, but one fairly well-known veteran will be there: Denard Robinson.

Robinson, the Michigan quarterback who was Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2010, is a free agent after playing out his four-year rookie contract with the Jaguars. The Bears are the first team to publicly acknowledge any interest in Robinson.

As an “offensive weapon” in Jacksonville, Robinson occasionally showed flashes of the talent he showed at Michigan, but didn’t have a lot of production. Last year he managed just 41 carries for 144 yards and three catches for 22 yards.

The Bears’ running back depth chart is fairly deep, with Jordan Howard as the starter and Jeremy Langford, Ka’Deem Carey and fourth-round pick Tarik Cohen backing him up. So Robinson will have to look impressive this weekend if he’s going to get signed to the 90-man offseason roster.

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18 Responses to “Denard Robinson to try out at Bears’ minicamp”
  1. Indybear says: May 12, 2017 6:28 AM

    My Bears continue to scour the Earth for anyone they can sign to a one-year contract.

  2. GreasedLightning says: May 12, 2017 7:16 AM

    Shoestring, you can do it!

  3. badrapp says: May 12, 2017 7:45 AM

    This guy won me my fantasy league, best RB ever.

  4. lildeucedeuce says: May 12, 2017 7:58 AM

    I bet he could beat out Langford.

  5. dryzzt23 says: May 12, 2017 7:59 AM

    Players without a defined position like Robinson and Braxton Miller, have no place in the NFL, unless its is special teams.

  6. firejerry says: May 12, 2017 8:35 AM

    Just some more garbage for the dumpster fire…..

  7. eazeback says: May 12, 2017 8:55 AM

    doubtful he makes the squad, best of luck though denard

  8. The Power Rankings says: May 12, 2017 9:23 AM

    yikes bears are desperate

  9. unclebluck says: May 12, 2017 9:34 AM

    Had a great time watching Robinson when he QB’d Michigan….

  10. joefelicelli says: May 12, 2017 9:53 AM

    I like when they take no-risk chances like this. If he doesn’t impress, he moves on. If they find something they like, they can bring him in for next to nothing.

    I think they want a speed element at running back to complement what Howard can do. Langford has not provided that, and KaDeem Carey, while a smaller back, is even slower than Howard, and doesn’t have any complementary skills to the primary back.

    Cohen is also a shot in the dark, and a poor choice for a 4th round pick. Bears should have taken Julie’n Davenport there.

  11. psousa1 says: May 12, 2017 10:05 AM

    He’ll wind up in camp w/NE

  12. pdennis33 says: May 12, 2017 10:14 AM

    You forgot about Benny Cunningham in the list of a pretty deep backfield.

  13. wolverineinnc says: May 12, 2017 10:31 AM

    Good luck, Denard! You gave us some wonderful years in Ann Arbor!

  14. glastron1 says: May 12, 2017 11:22 AM

    Go Blue!!!

  15. bassplucker says: May 12, 2017 12:11 PM

    The Bears seem intent on shaking things up at the RB positions behind Howard. Translation, Kadeem Carey is history (pick of the former regime). Jeremy Langford is likely on thin ice too even though he’s a Ryan Pace guy.

  16. firejerry says: May 12, 2017 12:27 PM

    Remember, the guy can’t tie his shoes…..

  17. mortyglickstein says: May 12, 2017 1:09 PM

    Why don’t they just play him @ QB?

  18. jagmankane says: May 12, 2017 2:59 PM

    Gonna switch him to a slot role/returner I bet…

    Or at least try…

    if he can hold onto the ball…

    lol

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