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Bears HC Matt Nagy says Allen Robinson ‘ahead of the game’ with ACL rehab

The Chicago Bears could be close to finally seeing marquee free agent signing Allen Robinson in action. According to Bears head coach Matt Nagy, Robinson is progressing better than expected in his rehabilitation from the torn ACL which cost him virtually all of last season.

“He’s ahead of the game,” Matt Nagy told reporters, via the Bears’ official website. “He’s looking good. We’re feeling really good about his prognosis as far as getting started, and we don’t need to rush it.”

Nagy also notes that Robinson has been “doing great” in meetings and has been able to grasp the new offense thus far.

Robinson joined the Bears this offseason after spending his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He racked up 202 catches for 2,848 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns in his four years down in Florida. He was particularly spectacular during the 2015 season, when he totaled 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The fact that Robinson’s recovery is going well is certainly promising news for Chicago. The Bears have high hopes for Robinson, who is expected to lead a receiving corps which failed to have a single receiver with over 700 yards last season. If his rehab continues at its current rate, he should be good to go just in time for training camp.

Having a fully healthy Robinson would obviously be huge for the Bears. He’d give young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky a reliable receiving target which he desperately needs, and he’d also provide an added dimension to Nagy’s new offense. With few other completely reliable wide receivers on Chicago’s roster, it’ll be on Robinson to make some plays.