After going more than a week without their top playmaker, the Bears got a boost Monday with the return of wide receiver Allen Robinson.
That offense looks considerably better with him on the field.
Robinson sustained an ankle injury Aug. 22, and the Bears kept him away from the practice field entirely until he rejoined his teammates Monday. He was active during the period open to the media, and coach Matt Nagy said, “I like where he’s at. I thought he looked good.”
Without Robinson, the Bears had Anthony Miller as their No. 1 receiver and used Javon Wims and Ted Ginn on the first team. Miller has fewer yards in his career (1,079) than Robinson had last season (1,147).
Robinson was one of the NFL’s best receivers in 2019, racking up that yardage total on 98 catches. He also tied running back David Montgomery for the team lead with seven touchdowns.
The Bears almost certainly could agree on a contract extension with Robinson before the season starts, but if they don’t, he’ll become a free agent in spring. Robinson, 27, has said repeatedly he wants to stay with the Bears and aspires to be their all-time leading receiver.