Allen Robinson gets on the field at Bears OTAs

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The Bears made wide receiver Allen Robinson a centerpiece of their offense when they signed him to a three-year, $42 million deal as a free agent this offseason despite the torn ACL that brought his 2017 season to an end in Week One.

Bears coach Matt Nagy said earlier this month that Robinson was doing everything the team wanted, which did not include any on-field work as part of their OTAs. That changed on Wednesday, however.

Several reporters at Bears practice shared video of Robinson’s first practice work with his new team and Nagy shared his happiness about the step forward after the session.

“It’s really good to see him out there. It’s a positive sign when he’s out there to run some plays,” Nagy said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Nagy said he does not expect Robinson to do team drills during next week’s mandatory minicamp, but the signs are good for full participation in training camp.

11 responses to “Allen Robinson gets on the field at Bears OTAs

  1. I’m a Viking fan, but it’s good to see the Bears are improving. They still have a long way to go and they need to fill in a few more pieces, especially in terms of quality backup players, but they’re making progress. I think they’re still a couple of years away from contending, but the team is getting better. I think Nagy will be a breath of fresh air, and hopefully they now have some wide receivers who won’t drop the ball all the time. They still need better protection up front for Trubisky, though. In any case, the Bears should be much more fun to watch this year. The Fox years were awful. Chicago is a Bears town, and if they can start to win then they’ll own this city. Good luck, Bears.

  2. This team is going to be scary.

    Top ten defence and now they have an offensive minded coach which seems to be a guy that will not be a push over! They made all the moves to contend. Now Mitch needs to step up and hold everything in check. Guarantee the other teams in the north are not looking forward to play them!

  3. “The only hole left on the team is someone opposite side of Floyd.”

    I disagree- we still don’t know what the Bears have in Trubitsky, for starters.

    Floyd is up and down and only played 10 games last season. Kyle Long is either injured out or playing with some nasty injury. The offensive backfield and receivers look good. The O-line is still unsettled, draft choice Daniels could help solidify things.

    There’s not a lot of depth on this team either. They are still a couple of years and some moves away from the playoffs. I think 8-8 is a reasonable expectation, if they can break .500 it would be great.

  4. @Frank Booth

    I don’t believe we’re going to be better than 8-8 either. There is no denying that Pace and Co. have addressed every need except the pass rushing OLB position. Enough with the Kyle Long negativity, he’s an older lineman. We do need depth that will come in next two years.

    Learn how to spell Trubisky and have faith in the kid, he will be fine. Our offensive struggles will be the learning curve, Nagy’s offense is going to be like nothing anyone has ever seen from a Bears fan perspective.

  5. Have to agree the Bears needed someone opposite Floyd and the Oline doesnt have a lot of depth. The draft had really one maybe 2 pass rushers. Chubb was never going to be there for the Bears so the rest may have been a reach. I could see 8-8 maybe 9-7 if injury luck works out 10-6 could happen, but that takes some luck, big strides in the right direction though

  6. I’m a fellow Bears fan who is hoping he’s good (he hasn’t proven himself yet), and I don’t need help with “Trubisky”. I know his name is often spelled and pronounced wrong. It’s called a typographical error.

    Aside from that, we pretty much agree on where this team stands in record.

    Kyle Long is only 29, and only played 6 games at Oregon, and the other 2 years he played at a small college. He doesn’t have a lot of mileage on him, playing in only 65 NFL games.

  7. You heard it here FIRST…Trubisky is going to break Bears fans hearts.

    Something about him…can’t put my finger on it yet, but I sense BUST.

    Watson should have been the pick. 5 years from now every Bears fan on the planet will admit that.

  8. Fair enough Frank, I have seen a lot of misspelling of Mitch’s name, that’s all. I wasn’t referring to Kyle’s experience or live time in the NFL, I was speaking from an age stand point and he will 30 in December. Sitton (who I thought was a solid addition) is 31 and already gone??? He’s a leader on that offensive line and you’re right about the injuries, but considering the past two coaches and systems I feel positive with a new HC and most of all: Strength and Conditioning Coach.

  9. He looked incredible in camp last year, even against the ones. Then that first series came in Game 1. If he gets back to form, he’s going to be someone you need to scheme against.

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