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Bears WR Allen Robinson to play Saturday for first time since ACL tear

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There is a newfound sense of optimism surrounding the Chicago Bears this offseason. Part of the reason has been the addition of a bonafide No. 1 wide receiver in Allen Robinson.

Robinson has been slowly working his way back from the ACL tear he suffered last season. According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, he will make his preseason debut this week versus the Denver Broncos:

Saturday Bears WR Allen Robinson will play in his first game since tearing his ACL in Week 1 last season. Robinson is tied with AB for the most receiving TDs (18) in the redzone since 2015 and Robinson missed 17 games in that span!

Although Robinson will likely only see a small amount of action, fans will be able to get their first look at Robinson in a Bears uniform. The former Pro Bowler will be stepping onto the field for the first time since he tore his ACL in the 2017 NFL season opener. Needless to say, quite a lot has changed for him during that time.

Robinson was one of the most promising, young wideouts in the NFL prior to his injury. Although he had been coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign, there was still plenty of hope that he could return to form. Unfortunately, he never got the chance to solidify himself due to the injury last season.

Robinson is now slated to begin the next chapter of his career in Chicago. His first order of business will be becoming the safety net for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. They will finally be able to get started on their chemistry in a real game situation.