Dec 6, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a catch against Detroit Lions strong safety Duron Harmon (26) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Bears place franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson

Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) drops back to pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter of an AFC Divisional Round game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are placing the franchise tag on wide receiver Allen Robinson, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

Robinson will be paid $17.88 million under the tag this season. He made a base salary of $10.9 million in 2020 with bonuses upping the total to $13 million, per Spotrac.

Robinson, 27, reportedly was against the team using the franchise tag on him, with the Chicago Sun-Times reporting that he’s seeking a long-term extension with a salary of $20 million or more per season. The Bears and Robinson have until July 15 to reach a long-term contract extension, or he will play out the 2021 season under the franchise tag.

Robinson recorded a career-high 102 catches and a team-best 1,250 receiving yards in 2020. His six touchdown receptions trailed only tight end Jimmy Graham (eight) for the club lead.

Robinson has 457 catches for 5,999 yards and 39 touchdowns in 88 career games with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Bears. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 with the Jaguars.

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