Bears reportedly use franchise tag on Allen Robinson, keeping wide receiver under contract for 2021

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have used the franchise tag on wide receiver Allen Robinson, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The tag puts Robinson under contract for the 2021 season for about $18 million, 120% of his 2020 salary. The Bears also could work out a long-term deal with Robinson before the mid-July deadline.The non-exclusive franchise tag allows Robinson to negotiate with other teams, but the Bears could match another team’s offer or receive two first-round draft picks from the team that signs him. Talks between the Bears and Robinson’s representation about a possible extension st…

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