Allen Robinson Practices at OTAs

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There was a major development at Chicago Bears’ OTAs on Wednesday.

The biggest acquisition of the Chicago Bears’ offseason was unquestionably the signing of wide receiver Allen Robinson. Robinson is coming off a torn ACL last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bears have always said that Robinson in making progress and they expect him ready for training camp. But then this news came out of OTAs:

Robinson was on the field and catching passes! Matt Nagy spoke after practice and said they don’t expect Robinson to be on the field when the team has mandatory minicamp next week, but the fact that he’s at this point in May is great news.

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It also shouldn’t be overlooked that Leonard Floyd also participated in parts of practice as well. It goes without saying that Robinson and Floyd are critical components to the Bears’ success this season. Matt Nagy needs them both on the field, healthy and contributing on a regular basis if the Bears are going to make the big strides this year that many are projecting.

There should be a few nuggets of information that circulate next week during minicamp but all offseason programs are pretty tight-lipped as to what is actually transpiring at practice.

Because of the tight-lipped attitude of teams (that’s across the NFL, not just in Chicago), news has been slow out of OTAs and after minicamp next week, the Bears’ players will get to shut it down and there won’t be much news around the team at all until training camp opens in late July. Don’t worry Bears fans, thanks to participating in the Hall of Fame game, training camp will open earlier this season so the Bears can get extra practices in so fans won’t have to wait quite as long.