Bears GM Ryan Pace On WR Allen Robinson: 'We Want Him Here'

The Bears are "confident" in contract negotiations with Robinson, Pace said.
Bears GM Ryan Pace On WR Allen Robinson: 'We Want Him Here'
Allen Robinson Photo credit Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Bears general manager Ryan Pace on Sunday expressed confidence in the direction of negotiations with top receiver Allen Robinson on a contract extension.

Robinson scrubbed his social media accounts of Bears images last week, part of his frustration with the contract discussions. Robinson is in the final season of a three-year, $42-milion deal that he signed in March 2018.

"We think very highly of (Robinson)," Pace said Sunday on the WBBM Newsradio 780 pregame show. "We know he wants to be here. We want him here. When you look, we have a proven track record of taking care of our guys with extensions. There have been a lot of them throughout the years at different positions, and I'm confident in the process.

"The way he's handled everything, none of that surprised me. (He's a) complete pro, leader that carries the right mindset. So, none of that was surprising."

Robinson's asking price isn't clear, but the four-year, $65-million deal that Rams receiver Robert Woods reached with his team Friday would seem to set a price for Robinson at just more than $17 million annually. Robinson posted 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

The Bears on Sunday also announced they've signed running back Tarik Cohen to a three-year contract extension.

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