Allen Robinson: I will report to Bears training camp on time, won't hold out

Robinson plans to report to training camp regardless of how his contract future works out with the team.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears star receiver Allen Robinson won't conduct a holdout ahead of the regular season, he said Wednesday before minicamp at Halas Hall.

Robinson plans to report for training camp in July, regardless of how his contract future is worked out. Robinson, 27, is currently set to play in 2021 under the franchise tag, which will pay him about $18 million.

Robinson and the Bears have until July 15 to work out a contract extension, a deadline that comes with the utilization of the franchise tag.

"I don't have any updates," Robinson said of his contract future. "At the end of the day, it's out of my control.

"Whatever comes from the contract standpoint will come from that. That's not totally in my control, either way. So, being able to control what I can, not setting myself back in any kind of way, not forfeiting anything with money in any kind of way, those are all things that go into what I want to do and the things I want to accomplish, not only team-wise but personally.

"It's something that just makes sense."

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Robinson hauled in a career-best 102 receptions for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. That gave him a combined 200 catches in the past two seasons.

Robinson and the Bears engaged in contract extension negotiations in the 2020 offseason, and those talks continued into late September before a breakdown. Robinson's frustration with the Bears boiled over early last season through social media, with teammates vocally expressing their support of Robinson -- and in turn against management.

Robinson coveted around $20 million annually, according to sources. The Bears' offer topped out well shy of $18 million, which is what he would earn under the franchise tag. Coincidentally, star receiver Kenny Golladay -- the top wideout on the open market this past offseason and a player often compared to Robinson -- landed a four-year, $72-million deal with the Giants in March, paying him an average of $18 million annually.

Should the Bears and Robinson fail to reach a contract extension before July 15, he would be in line to become a free agent next offseason -- with the NFL's salary cap set to rise considerably in 2022.​

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.