Robinson caught 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles. Robinson caught mostly short passes in the first half before the Chicago coaching staff realized they had a significant mismatch by using its star receiver as a downfield weapon against an overmatched secondary. His 143 yards represented his biggest yardage total of the season and only the second time he exceeded 85 yards in his first year with the Bears. After finishing the season with 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns, he'll enter the second year of his three-year deal, and he should be the primary receiving option who could see a major uptick in production in 2019.
Robinson (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Despite being held out of the Bears' Week 17 win over the Vikings, Robinson shouldn't have any limitations during Saturday's wild-card game against Philadelphia. He'll face a shaky Eagles secondary that gave up the third-most receiving yards (3,082) to wide receivers during the regular season.
Head coach Matt Nagy is optimistic that Robinson (ribs) will be able to play in Sunday's playoff game against the Eagles, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. Robinson sat out Week 17's game against Minnesota due to an injury to his ribs that he sustained in Week 16 against San Francisco. With No. 2 receiver Taylor Gabriel (ribs) and No. 3 receiver Anthony Miller (shoulder) also iffy to play this week, Robinson's potential return to the field is of significant importance for Chicago. The wideout's status will be updated no later than Wednesday when the first injury report of the week will be released.
Robinson (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings. With a win over Minnesota combined with a Rams loss to the lowly 49ers representing the Bears' only path to a first-round bye in the playoffs, Chicago isn't inclined to take chances with banged-up players in the regular-season finale. Like Robinson, star safety Eddie Jackson (ankle) will also sit out Week 17 after being listed as doubtful heading into Sunday, but both could be available for the Bears' first playoff game. In the meantime, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller are expected to enjoy heightened roles in the passing attack while Robinson misses his second straight game and third total of the season.
Robinson (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Robinson caught six of eight targets for 85 yards during last week's 14-9 victory in San Francisco, but he handled his lowest snap share of the season (69 percent) and was then held out of practice throughout this week. His absence may be related to a cautious approach on a team-wide level, as the Bears can only move up to the No. 2 seed in the NFC if the Rams bungle a cupcake home matchup against the 49ers. With Robinson drawing 7.2 targets per game, his absence frees up a considerable amount of work for Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy, though Kevin White and Javon Wims could also get involved if it doesn't appear the Bears are getting any help out west.
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