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Robinson awaits payday with Chicago Bears

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster will already be without linebacker Paul Posluszny who announced his retirement Tuesday and it figures to lose another Penn State connection within the next day.

Allen Robinson. - AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster will already be without linebacker Paul Posluszny who announced his retirement Tuesday and it figures to lose another Penn State connection within the next day.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round (61st overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft and is one of the most coveted free agents on the market, is expected to sign with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. Robinson is recovering from a torn ACL that cost him all but one game last season.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Robinson’s deal is for three years and will be worth $42 million, with roughly $25 million guaranteed. Getting Robinson out of the AFC should be good news for the Steelers, while his transition to the NFC North will include a reunion with his former Penn State teammate and roommate, Chicago safety Adrian Amos.

Amos, Robinson and Tampa Bay offensive tackle Donovan Smith were among a group of six former Penn State teammates who dubbed themselves the Supa Six. The group of recruiting classmates who helped rebuild Penn State in the midst of NCAA sanctions included plenty of playful trash talk between Amos and Robinson as they went back and forth on the Lasch practice fields. That certainly will carry over to Chicago, where Amos is slated to become a free agent in 2019.

Robinson, a Detroit native, posted 202 receptions for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Jaguars. In 2015, his best season with the Jaguars, the high-flying Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl that season.