Bears reportedly expected to land Allen Robinson when free agency opens

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That includes Bears fans, who are craving a new cast of talented receivers, and Robinson addressed Chicago as a potential destination Monday when he was a guest on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with host Adam Schein.

Multiple reports indicate the Bears will sign former Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson when the league year begins Wednesday afternoon. Robinson told the Florida Times-Union that he'll be ready well ahead of training camp, which is good when considering he'll need as many reps as possible with his new quarterback Mitchell Trubiski.

The 24-year-old should immediately become the top target for Trubisky who, after being selected second overall by the Bears in the 2017 draft, went 4-8 as a rookie, throwing for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns with seven interceptions.

The majority of those yards, specifically in 2015, were made on the deep ball, as Robinson caught 19 balls for 672 yards on passes that were thrown over 20 yards. Meredith is a restricted free agent.

Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams.

Robinson will walk into an immediate No. 1 role with the Bears, who are now project to start Robinson and Kevin White on the perimeter, with Cameron Meredith in the slot.

Trubisky had a solid season for the Bears a year ago, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns.

Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy. He believes the Bears have to offer at least $15 million a year to bring Robinson to Chicago.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.