The Chicago Bears might be facing the New England Patriots this weekend without one of their top offensive players. Allen Robinson’s status is up in the air.
Robinson was limited in practice yesterday with a groin issue. That raises an eyebrow, but Thursday and Friday sessions are usually the ones to watch more closely to see if a player will be available on Sunday.
Today, Robinson did not participate at all in practice, putting his availability for this weekend very much in question.
After being limited in practice on Wednesday, Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) did not participate in Thursday's practice. One to watch for Sunday.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 18, 2018
If Robinson can’t play, Taylor Gabriel could see an uptick in usage. Gabriel caught five passes for 110 yards in last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins and has 303 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 27 catches this season.
Robinson, meanwhile, is second on the team in receptions and yards behind Gabriel with 24 catches for 281 yards. He also has scored two touchdowns, including one last week against the Dolphins.
Keep an eye on Robinson tomorrow. If he doesn’t practice, odds are he won’t play against New England.
The Bears and Patriots will kick off at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS.