Bears news: Allen Robinson says not being injured a 'big difference' this offseason
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Bears WR Allen Robinson says not being injured a ‘big difference’ this offseason

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This offseason is quite a bit different for Allen Robinson than it was a year ago, as the Chicago Bears wide receiver was still recovering from a torn ACL at the beginning of 2018.

This time around, Robinson is healthy, and it makes things much easier:

“For me a big difference (this year) is not being injured,” said Robinson, according to Phil Thompson of The Chicago Tribune. “Being able to come in and work on stuff that I want to work on.”

Robinson is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 13 games, hauling in 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns. While he showed no ill effects from the aforementioned knee injury, he did have some hip and rib issues that caused him to miss three contests.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Penn State University, was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (61st pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He played in just 10 games during his rookie campaign due to a stress fracture in his foot, but when he was on the field, he caught 48 passes for 548 yards and a couple of scores.

Then, the following year, Robinson was healthy and broke out, snaring 80 balls for 1,400 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

Since then, though, it has been a struggle for Robinson, as injuries and underwhelming performance across the board have prevented him from coming close to reaching the numbers he put up during his second season.

Robinson spent the first four years of his career with the Jaguars before signing with the Bears following the 2017 campaign.