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Bears WR Allen Robinson practiced for the first time since being signed by Chicago

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For the first time since inking a deal with the Chicago Bears this offseason, Allen Robinson has participated in practice with his new teammates, according to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) practiced today, the first time we’ve seen him do so since he signed in March. Hopefully the team makes him available to media this afternoon.

It’s also been a while since Robinson was last seen in action on the field. The former Penn State Nittany Lion played in just one game last season for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was taken out for the rest of the 2017 campaign by a devastating ACL injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Houston Texans on the road.

Assuming he’s going to be 100 percent healthy by the time the 2018 season comes along, Robinson will be a big asset downfield for the Bears’ offense that finished 32nd in passing yards last season and tied for least passing touchdowns.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is entering his second year in the NFL, and his performance under center will largely depend on how well his chemistry with Robinson is going to be each week. In 2017, Trubisky played in 12 games and passed for 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 59.4 completion percentage.

As for Robinson, he is among the exclusive group of receivers who have racked up at least 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in the last three seasons, which speaks volumes about the 24-year-old wideout’s potency considering he barely played in 2017.

Allen Robinson signed a three-year contract worth $42 million with Chicago back in March.