Browns general manager John Dorsey released a statement after the announcement, expressing his thoughts on the added exposure the show will bring, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:
It’s a reversal for Dorsey, who said on May 2 that he didn’t think “anything good” comes from being involved with Hard Knocks, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
The Browns were active in free agency and on the trade market as well, adding the likes of wide receiver Jarvis Landry, quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back Carlos Hyde, among others.
After missing nearly all of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 campaigns due to drug-related suspensions, wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to play in five games last season. His preparation for his first full season since 2013 likely will be a major angle on the show, too.
Having not reached the playoffs since 2002, the Browns are looking to end the NFL’s longest active postseason drought.
He’s ahead of the game, Matt Nagy told reporters, via the Bears ‘ official website. “He’s looking good. We’re feeling really good about his prognosis as far as getting started, and we don’t need to rush it.”
The Bears signed Robinson to a three-year contract during free agency despite last year’s knee injury but are clearly confident in the recovery process.
A healthy Robinson, who joined the Bears after four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, would energize Chicago’s passing game, which didn’t produce a 700-yard receiver in 2017.
On his career, the 24-year-old Robinson has 2,848 yards receiving and 22 touchdowns on 202 catches. His best season came in 2015, when he totaled 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Given that production, it is easy to see why the Bears are excited about getting him involved in the offense once he receives medical clearance.
In the meantime, Robinson will continue to recover and do his part away from the field.