From the moment the NFL season ended, Detroit Lions fans began salivating. They knew the team that they rooted for was in the market for a wide receiver. And Detroit-native, Allen Robinson, was set to hit the free agency market. With Robinson playing under mediocre quarterback play throughout his entire career, it appeared that a change to where he would play this season would in fact happen.
And it did. Robinson, as we know by now, did leave the Chicago Bears, but instead of coming to the home Detroit, he bought it to go play with a former Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford, and the Los Angeles Rams.
Currently, the Lions are receiving criticism for not making big splashes in free agency like landing Robinson.
Despite that notion, it does not mean that they did not try. A source confirmed to Woodward Sports that Lions were “really in the mix” to land Robinson. However, both parties could not come to an agreement on what a potential deal would look like.
Robinson, 28, will now play alongside Cooper Kupp, creating one of the league’s toughest wide receiver duos.
As for the Lions, along with resigning Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond, they inked DJ Chark to a one-year deal to be their top threat this season.
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