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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Chicago Bears came to play in free agency and so far they’ve already picked up three good offensive pieces for their team. The first to announce they were heading to the Windy City was Allen Robinson who was out most of last season with an ACL tear. Robinson has 2,848 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns over the course of his four year career plus he’s a terrific talent when healthy. The Bears are rolling the dice that Robinson will make a full recovery from that setback and now they’re handing the former Jaguar a 3 year $42 million dollar contract. That wasn’t all GM Ryan Pace had in mind either. Chicago also inked former Philadelphia Eagle Trey Burton to 4 year $32 million dollar deal. That’s going to help solidify the tight end position for this football team and Burton had 5 touchdowns last year in Philly. That’s on top of the Super Bowl ring he’ll take with him to Bears so it was smart move to get a productive player who understands what it takes win in the NFL. Burton will bring that mindset with him to his new and it’s already easy to tell Chicago will be much more lethal through the air in 2018. The final acquisition for the day was Taylor Gabriel from the Atlanta Falcons. Gabriel is a speedy wide receiver who can stretch the field for Mitchell Trubisky and this offense. Together this combination of players should really help the scoring output up there in Illinois. Mitchell Trubisky will have some real weapons to operate with and now it’s about putting everything together on Sundays. Overall though you have to like what Pace was able to do. The Bears got much better from these moves and they were certainly one of the big winners in free agency.
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