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Jaguars To Focus On Signing WR Allen Robinson To Contract Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jaguars are now expected to turn their attention to signing free agent WR Allen Robinson to a long-term extension.

This comes after they signed QB Blake Bortles to a new three-year contract and cut a few players, which created $12.6M of cap space for them to work with.

Last week, Robinson told Mike Kaye that he has not discussed a contract extension with the team since last year’s training camp.

There has been some talk about whether they’ll use their franchise tag on him at the cost of around $16 million, but it appears as though their preference is to try to get a long-term deal done before the deadline to tag players.

Given the two sides have yet to negotiate a contract, it will be interesting to see how much the Jaguars value him. It is worth mentioning that Robinson is coming off an ACL injury, but the receiver believes he will be cleared in the near future.

Should Robinson end up testing the open market, Rapoport expects him to be one of the more coveted free agents this offseason. As long as everything checks out with Robinson’s knee, Rapoport says that the Bears, 49ers, Redskins and possibly the Raiders are likely to be among the teams in need of receiver help.

 

Robinson, 24, is a former second-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played out the final year of a four-year, $3.510 million rookie contract and made a base salary of $898,755 for the 2017 season.

Robinson is now in position to test the open market for the first time in his NFL career.

In 2017, Robinson appeared in one game and caught one pass for 17 yards and no touchdowns.

We have him featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.