Once he signs, Robinson will be reunited with former Penn State teammate Adrian Amos.
Robinson will be signing with the Chicago Bears in free agency, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Before the 2017 season, Robinson put together a total of 201 receptions for 2,831 yards. This is not something fans of the Chicago Bears are used to, but believe me, they're happy. The 27-year-old finished this past season with 33 receptions for 378 yards and one touchdown. The lowest-level tender comes with original-round, draft-pick compensation; but since all three were undrafted rookies, the Bears would receive nothing if they leave.
Former NFL wideout Andrew Hawkins, who played with Gabriel on the Cleveland Browns, tweeted Gabriel confirmed the contract will run for four years. After a down 2016 season and a non-existent 2017 season, letting Robinson walk seems reasonable, but the Jaguars are taking a big gamble here.
Assuming everybody stays healthy, the Bears now can enter the draft waiting until the middle rounds to draft a wide receiver to add to the mix rather than reach for the wrong guy early - a mistake Pace can't make twice.
The Bears and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky must be elated at Robinson's addition to their offense.
The 6-3, 211-pound receiver, who turns 25 in August, tore his ACL in Week 1 last season. Terms of Robinson's deal are unknown as of this posting. That injury was a significant factor in the Jaguars opting not to hand him the franchise tag and allowing him to hit free agency.
Restricted free agents are players with three accrued seasons.
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.
One day after informing their representatives, the Bears officially extended right-of-first-refusal tenders to two more receivers: Cam Meredith and Josh Bellamy. Now we wait to see if Robinson can play like it.