Jaguars tell Allen Robinson he won’t get tagged

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The Jaguars website considered it unlikely that the team would use the franchise tag on wide receiver Allen Robinson this year and that insight into the team’s thinking was correct.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has informed Robinson that they will not be using the tag ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to put it into effect. That leaves Robinson on track to become a free agent next week and he’ll be able to start talking to other teams about deals when the “legal tampering” window opens on Monday.

Robinson caught 201 passes for 2,831 yards and 22 touchdowns during his first three seasons in Jacksonville, but only caught one pass last season before going down with a torn ACL in the season opener. That injury surely played a role in the Jaguars’ decision and it will likely impact the kind of deal Robinson winds up signing this offseason.

If no one’s willing to offer a big contract so soon after the injury, he could take a page from the book Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery used last year by signing a one-year deal in hopes of landing a fatter deal once he shows he’s back to being his productive self during the 2018 season. That may not be necessary given what Robinson did in the past and the number of teams looking for receiver help, but we’ll know for sure next week.

UPDATE 11:39 a.m. ET: The Jaguars confirmed they won’t be using the tag and noted their exclusive rights to negotiate with Robinson through Monday.

43 responses to “Jaguars tell Allen Robinson he won’t get tagged

  1. Hey Cleveland, sign this guy asap! Pair him with Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and 2nd year TE David Njoku and all the sudden their passing game (depending on who is the starting QB) is one not to take lightly! Todd Haley at OC? COME ON!!!!

  2. He is coming to the Bears. Hopefully he can be a lone free agent that Pace signs with injury history that actually stays healthy. A big part of that problem is the playing surface at Soldier Field is horrible and Fox’s training staff was horrible as well. At least a new training staff is coming but they need field turf instead of sod. I am excited about this guy though he is a beast who can get deep and is great in the red zone and has great size / speed.

  3. Good player but this is a no brainer economic move. That’d be $15+ million to a guy coming off injury who was replaceable enough last season they nearly made it all the way to the Super Bowl without him.

  4. 1 year deal like Alshon would be perfect for Mr. Robinson. Worked exactly like Alshon wanted it to…and he played through a torn rotator for all of 2017-18.

  5. RuddyJamesDIO says:

    Welcome to Washington!!!!
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    Who’s going to throw the ball to him?

  6. This should have been expected but all the stories on here tried to make people think they would tag him. Robinson and Bortles had issues going into the season and Robinson going down early might have been the best thing for Bortles or has everyone forgot he was in a camp battle with Chad Henne and Robinson wasn’t helping his confidence yelling at him on overthrows in practice that were picked up by the media’s mics and shown over and over. Now the jags have extended Bortles so the smart move is let Robinson walk.

  7. Jerry Jones, please sign A.R. and draft a speed demon and then it will be pick your poison trying to defend the Cowboys offence.

  8. Why would the Jaguars pay a guy who has had one good season and coming off an ACL tear as a top 5 receiver? How is this even remotely a bad move? He may still end up in JAX on a long term deal, but a franchise tag makes zero sense.

  9. money, weather, money, top young QB, money, offensive minded coach, and money are all reasons why he will end up in San Francisco.

  10. They don’t have a QB, might as well use the cap money solidifying the defense.

  11. Dumb. Everyone in Jacksonville is scratching their heads. Would love to know what the long-term play is.

  12. sonsofpenn says:
    Who’s going to throw the ball to him?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Maybe this guy

    Alex Smith Stats from last year
    1st in QB rating at 104.7
    2nd in Yds/Attempt
    2nd in Interception/Attempt at 1% (that’s 1 out of 100)
    3rd in Completion %age
    8th in Total Yards
    9th in TDs

  13. Not everyone in Jax is scratching their heads. $16 mill for a guy coming off an ACL tear is a lot of coin. He’ll likely put up middling numbers in his first year back from surgery and then walk anyway.

    Good teams let good players go, bad teams gamble that an unproven QB is worth $120 mill.

  14. Maybe this guy

    Alex Smith Stats from last year
    1st in QB rating at 104.7
    2nd in Yds/Attempt
    2nd in Interception/Attempt at 1% (that’s 1 out of 100)
    3rd in Completion %age
    8th in Total Yards
    9th in TDs
    ____________________

    Don’t get your hopes up Smith only throws to his #3 receiver, tight end, or the Checkdown to his running back. He doesn’t even look to his #1 receiver for fear he’d get picked. Cause you know Smith doesn’t make risky throws and makes “good” decisions according to the experts. Now if it’s 3rd and 12 with less than a minute and your #1 is open 3 yards down the field then he’s money!

  15. This should have been expected but all the stories on here tried to make people think they would tag him. Robinson and Bortles had issues going into the season and Robinson going down early might have been the best thing for Bortles or has everyone forgot he was in a camp battle with Chad Henne and Robinson wasn’t helping his confidence yelling at him on overthrows in practice that were picked up by the media’s mics and shown over and over. Now the jags have extended Bortles so the smart move is let Robinson walk.

    ____________

    Wait, Bortles stunk because a WR was yelling at him and hurting his confidence? If that’s the case Bortles should have never been resigned. And he should be out of the NFL. Has he ever played an away game?!

  16. @Southpaw79 says:

    money, weather, money, top young QB, money, offensive minded coach, and money are all reasons why he will end up in San Francisco.
    ======================
    Weather…not as nice as one would think for the west coast. Earthquakes, mudslides, infernos
    Money…highest taxes in all the land.
    Offensive minded coach…he’s not the only one nor is he the best one.
    Top Young QB…I’ll give you the young QB part. Top paid QB is accurate.

  17. people forget that, in Florida, there is no state income tax…compare that to California (who would want to live in Cal anyway, with Quakes, Fire, Mudslides, Drought and wierdos)and other states of teams mentioned…huge savings staying in Florida…

  18. GettingNoRespect says:
    March 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    sonsofpenn says:
    Who’s going to throw the ball to him?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Maybe this guy

    Alex Smith Stats from last year
    1st in QB rating at 104.7
    2nd in Yds/Attempt
    2nd in Interception/Attempt at 1% (that’s 1 out of 100)
    3rd in Completion %age
    8th in Total Yards
    9th in TDs

    Really!! Thank you, Rodney!

  19. captainwhodat says:
    March 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    people forget that, in Florida, there is no state income tax…compare that to California (who would want to live in Cal anyway, with Quakes, Fire, Mudslides, Drought and wierdos)and other states of teams mentioned…huge savings staying in Florida…

    LOL – speaking of weirdos….is there a state with more weirdos and strung-out meth heads than Florida? Florida is legendary for its weirdos. And then there are the hurricanes, floods, intense humidity and heat. What’s not to like?

  20. Allen Robinson, Tyrek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt with Patrick Mahomes slinging the ball. How you going to defend that? Could set records for Offensive categories that could never be broken.

  21. Not sure how I feel about this yet, but felt this was coming all along. Great player I think, but its not uncommon for guys to not get resigned after major injury. Think they will re-sign the cheaper Lee. Lineup will be Lee Westbrook , & Cole and hopefully Trey Burton at receiving tight end.

  22. Ar 15 has been critical of Blake bortles at times and I believe that is a big part of why they’d let him walk

  23. sbchampsagain reading comprehension really escapes you doesn’t It? I never said Bortles stunk because of Robinson yelling at him but if you think recievers haven’t been let go before because they were damaging a young qbs confidence then you haven’t been watching football very long.

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