After a week of speculation about Allen Robinson and his health, a return practice showed that he will be just fine for week one
There are plenty of issues that came with this abbreviated offseason. However, a minor inconvenience for the Chicago Bears has been the shuffling in their receiver room. The Bears are trying to get Nick Foles on the same page with his receivers, and also see Mitch Trubisky with his best options.
However, Anthony Miller missed the first couple of weeks of training camp, and right upon his return, Allen Robinson was sidelined with an injury. Matt Nagy played down the injury, but one thing we have learned with Nagy is that he will play down every injury. He was just as optimistic about Trey Burton this time last year.
There was little talk, but at least one report that he would be questionable, or potentially on a pitch count for week one. However, with a return to practice this far in advance of the regular season, all seems to be good for Allen Robinson.
Still, this is more than just knowing that Robinson will not be on a pitch count, and is good to go for a full week one. As noted, he is getting invaluable reps with Nick Foles that the Bears did not get this offseason.
If Trubisky is named the starter, he will get the starter snaps in practice, which means the snaps with Robinson. After this week, Robinson and Foles may have no time to connect other than after practice. Giving Foles snaps with a healthy Miller and Robinson is the only fair way to see what he can do in this offense. This week will be the first time that happens all offseason.