As first reported by Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson will be attending this week’s mandatory veteran minicamp that takes place from June 15th through June 17th at Halas Hall.
Robinson, along with several other veterans, skipped the two previous voluntary camps the Bears had, but this final one is mandatory and would result in fines if any players chose to skip.
Speculation abounds that A-Rob is unhappy with his current contract status — playing the 2021 season on the franchise tag — but on April 27 he said he was in “a pretty good mindset” about playing on it, adding that it’s what was “best at the time.”
As he readies himself for his eighth professional season at just 27-years old, there’s still time for him and the Bears to come to a long term contract (July 15 is the deadline to sign tagged players), so this week’s practice with rookie quarterback Justin Fields could make a difference.
While it’s unknown how much on-field work Robinson will be doing at practice, it has since been confirmed that he is at Halas Hall.
Two TD machines. @TheJimmyGraham | @AllenRobinson pic.twitter.com/wL6gwzLXS7— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 14, 2021
A few quick pre-camp bullet points...
- Several of the defensive veterans that skipped the voluntary OTA on-field practices have indicated that they are in Chicago, so attendance should be good tomorrow.
- The Bears will have a couple players form The Spring League at camp this week trying out with former Auburn wide receiver, now tight end, Salvatore Cannella, and former Morgan State tight end, now o-lineman, TJ Wheatley both at Halas Hall.
- Former Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall worked out for the Bears today.
- The Bears currently have one roster spot available with Sunday’s release of tight end Darion Clark.