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Bears’ Allen Robinson denies trade demand

Pro Football Rumors logo Pro Football Rumors 9/16/2020 Zach Links, Pro Football Rumors
a man standing in front of a crowd: Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson denies he demanded a trade. © Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson denies he demanded a trade.

Allen Robinson wants out, according to a league source who spoke with Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, the receiver’s agent tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter) that he has not requested a trade.

Still, Robinson is unhappy with his contract, Schefter hears. Robinson is in the final year of his deal and wants an extension to put him in line with the current market. The $14M AAV on Robinson’s three-year, $42M deal currently ties him for 14th with Bills star Stefon Diggs among all WRs.

“We know how important A-Rob is to us not just as a player but as a teammate,” Bears GM Ryan Pace said recently. “But those things are going to remain behind the scene as we work through the process.”

Robinson underscored his importance in the season opener against Detroit, leading the way with five catches for 74 yards. Last year, he was one of the team’s few bright spots as he caught 98 passes for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns.

Both sides have incentive to get a deal done. An extension would allow the Bears to lock Robinson down while reducing his expected 2021 salary cap hit. Robinson, 27, could be in line for something close to $20M per year, similar to recent deals for Keenan Allen and Amari Cooper.

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