Robinson and the Bears haven't discussed a long-term contract since September, potentially setting him up to receive a franchise tag in the coming weeks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The window to apply franchise tags runs from Feb. 23 through March 9, with the number for most wide receivers expected to be around $16-17 million. Robinson, however, would be a bit more expensive, as tag rules require the Bears to pay him 120 percent of his 2020 cap hit ($15 million), which would work out to $18 million. The Bears can use the tag even if they don't intend to keep Robinson, setting the table for a tag-and-trade to net draft picks or another player.
Robinson caught six passes for 55 yards in Chicago's 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round. Robinson had a pair of catches on a drive early in the third quarter along with three receptions on the last drive with time running out, but otherwise, he had very little opportunity for targets in a game the Saints dominated in time of possession. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1,147 yards and six scores. He'll be headed to unrestricted free agency this offseason, and regardless of his landing spot, Robinson should remain a solid fantasy option at wide receiver.
Robinson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's wild-card game at New Orleans. After logging a routine maintenance day Thursday, Robinson returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and was cleared to suit up this weekend. On the season, he averaged 9.4 targets per game, and while he received a smaller workload than that against the Saints back in Week 8, he still managed to put up six catches (on seven targets) for 87 yards and one touchdown. No. 2 wide receiver Darnell Mooney didn't practice at all this week and is questionable for Sunday, a context that may help Robinson reach double-digit looks for the seventh time in the current campaign.
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday. Robinson has sat out the second session of the week for three straight weeks, the result of a hamstring injury. Still, he's been able to suit up on game day, whether it came down to the wire (Week 16) or he was cleared on the last practice report of the week (Week 17). Assuming he suits up Sunday at New Orleans, Robinson will be looking to put together a similar performance to the Bears' Week 8 matchup against the Saints, in which he gathered in six of seven passes for 87 yards and one touchdown.
Robinson caught two passes for 37 yards in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Robinson was targeted just a single time in the first half before finally posting a pair of catches late in the game, which kept him from being shut out. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1,147 yards and six scores. After the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll be headed to unrestricted free agency.
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