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Allen Robinson is Already Recruiting an Old Friend for the Bears

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The Chicago Bears’ newest wide receiver has started making pitches to free agents less than a week after officially joining his new club.

Earlier today, the Jacksonville Jaguars released wide receiver Allen Hurns, and former teammate Allen Robinson wasted no time in the recruitment process:

Hurns signed in Jacksonville in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami, posted a solid rookie season with 51 catches, 677 yards, and six touchdowns, then had a breakout 2015. At age 24, Hurns caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards, and 10 touchdowns. On the other side of the formation was, you guessed it, Allen Robinson, who had his 80-catch, 1,400-yard, 14-touchdown season in the same year.

Unfortunately, Hurns has played in just 21 games in the last two seasons in which he has a total of 74 catches, 961 receiving yards, and five touchdowns.

Despite adding Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, and Trey Burton to the group of pass-catchers, the Bears could still stand to add more firepower to the offense. And if GM Ryan Pace was truly committed to adding additional experienced help at the receiver position, perhaps a player with Hurns’ capabilities is on the team’s radar.

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Standing at 6-3 and weighing in at 195 pounds, Hurns would be another big-bodied target for Mitch Trubisky to throw to in 2018. It’s possible that another sizable target could cut into Trubisky’s wildness, which would make Hurns an ideal target.

Just ask his former teammate, who had the idea pop up about a week ago:

If Robinson and Hurns could re-create their magical 2015 season in Chicago, it would make for some entertaining football when action resumes this summer.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.