Allen Robinson did not participate in Wednesday’s OTA practice at Halas Hall, which is hardly a surprise for a guy who tore his ACL in early September. The Bears were, after all, confident enough in Robinson’s medicals to guarantee him a little over $25 million in the three-year contract he signed earlier this year.
Robinson said in March he “most definitely” will be cleared for training camp, and while that’s not the only thing that matters, those practices in Bourbonnais will hold more importance than these helmet-and-shorts ones in lake Forest. But after Wednesday’s practice, coach Matt Nagy offered this:
“He's ahead of the game,” Nagy said. “He’s looking good, yeah, we're very, we're feeling really good about his prognosis as far as getting started — and there's no, we don't need to rush it.”
Whether or not we see Robinson on the field later this month or in June’s veteran minicamp remains to be seen. For now, though, most of Robinson’s work outside of rehab will be taking mental reps, participating in meetings and learning the playbook so he can have a good foundation when he is fully cleared to practice in the coming months.
“He’s been doing great in meetings,” Nagy said. “He's answering every question in meetings. He's out here, focused, doing everything we want him to do.”