Jaguars will not use tags on WR Robinson

Kristopher Nichols
March 7, 2018

Robinson is expected to be the top receiver in free agency with Jarvis Landry already getting the franchise tag from the Dolphins.

However, it seems the Jaguars won't be applying the franchise tag to the 24-year-old wide receiver and will try to get a deal done before the legal tampering period opens on March 12, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars have told wide receiver Allen Robinson they will not use the franchise or transition tag on him, the team said Tuesday, the final day for National Football League teams to use the tags. The Jaguars, thanks largely to quarterback Blake Bortles' new contract and 2018 cap number of $10 million, had plenty of space under the salary cap to pay Robinson the $15.982 million the franchise tag carries in 2018.

Robinson's 2017 season came to a sudden end after an ACL tear after just one game played. After all, they have just about a week.

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San Francisco then released him in August 2015 following his fifth run-in with the law regarding another drunken driving arrest. Smith came into the league as a first-round pick out of the University of Missouri in 2011, drafted by the 49ers.

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However, the Jaguars' offense struggled in 2016, and so did Robinson. But they've gotten a little help on that front from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Robinson might not be an elite receiver - yet - but the Jaguars would be foolish to let him go. Robinson is probably the best possible player they could have asked for, and with no second round draft choice due to the Garoppolo trade, this type of move makes sense. Of course, the Jags still have time to re-sign Robinson, but there's a possibility they could be looking to the draft to find a new playmaker who they can groom as they did with him.

That said, here is a quick look at which wide receivers could arrive March 14 and add to a corps that includes incumbent starters Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor, as well as top returning backups Aldrick Robinson, Kendrick Bourne and Victor Bolden Jr.

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