Chicago Bears get great news on Allen Robinson ahead of Saints showdown

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Bears will have Allen Robinson for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints.

The best offensive player on the Bears will play vs. the Saints.

Lost in the headlines generated by Nick Foles seeming to call out Matt Nagy in a pre-production meeting with ESPN ahead of Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams, Bears’ wide receiver Allen Robinson exited last Monday night’s game late in the proceedings after taking a hit to the head.

It appeared a spotter called for Robinson’s removal from the game, so it goes down as a win for the league’s head injury protocol and process.

After ultimately listing him as doubtful on Friday’s injury report, after he missed practice all week, the team announced Robinson has cleared concussion protocol on Saturday. He will suit up for Sunday’s big home game against the 4-2 New Orleans Saints.

Allen Robinson is the Bears most important offensive player

Robinson is the Bears’ leading receiver this season, with 44 catches (on 70 targets) for 544 yards and two touchdowns. He is 17 catches, 28 targets  and 310 yards clear of tight end Jimmy Graham, who is second on the team in all three categories. The next most productive Bears’ wide receiver is Darnell Mooney (21 receptions for 236 yards, one touchdown), followed by Anthony Miller (19 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns). Graham leads the team with four touchdown catches. Robinson’s presence is simply vital to any offensive success the Bears have.

The Saints will be without their own top wide receiver on Sunday, as Michael Thomas (hamstring) will miss his sixth straight game.

The touchy nature of head injuries means Robinson isn’t totally out of the woods. It’s entirely possible he wakes up Sunday morning with renewed symptoms, and he ends up being out. But right now the news is as good as it can get for the 5-2 Bears. The effort to beat Saints, and create believers, will be bolstered by having their best offensive player available.

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