Robinson was not targeted during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.
Even though Robinson didn't see any passes come his direction, it was still an encouraging night for anyone with investments in the receiver, as the Bears got creative with Robinson and delivered him several snaps in both the slot and on the boundary -- something that rarely happened during his time in Jacksonville. Robinson's next chance to log his first pass as a member of the Bears will come in the team's third preseason game next Saturday against the Chiefs.
With coach and player on the same page, Robinson will make his first in-game appearance since suffering a torn ACL in Week 1 of last season. He'll probably be eased in with a modest snap count, but he could get a lot of run in the third week of the preseason, which will serve as the final tune-up for a Chicago offense looking to build chemistry between a first-time head coach, a second-year quarterback and a new group of wide receivers. Free of limitations throughout training camp, Robinson is a clear favorite to serve as Mitchell Trubisky's top option.
Robinson thinks he'll get in-game reps Thursday at Denver, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Robinson entered training camp with a clean bill of health but wasn't allowed to suit up for the Bears' first two exhibitions. After signing a three-year, $42 million contract in the offseason, he's expected to serve as Mitchell Trubisky's No. 1 option. With so many mouths to feed in Chicago, though, Robinson may struggle to approach the 151 targets he received in both 2015 and 2016.
Robinson was held out of Monday's practice for scheduled rest, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Despite being cleared for all activities at the start of training camp, Robinson will have his workload carefully monitored to prevent any complications as he makes his way back from a torn ACL. He'll be a full year removed from the injury when Week 1 rolls around, and there's little question he's expected to serve as Mitchell Trubisky's top target after signing a three-year, $42 million contract this offseason. Robinson seems to be on track for at least one appearance during the exhibition schedule, though he'll likely be held out of the Hall of Fame Game against Baltimore on Aug. 2.
Robinson was a limited participant during OTAs as he continued to recover from a torn ACL suffered Week 1 last season. The additional recovery time appears to have been spent well, maximizing his opportunity to develop a rapport with second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Assuming he returns to form, Robinson should provide Trubisky with his best asset as a pass catcher since he took over under center last season, posting 2,283 receiving yards over 2015 and 2016 with a combined 20 touchdown grabs in the two campaigns.
|1||9/9/18||@ GB||8:20 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/14/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|