Parting ways

<!--Default NodeId For Marcus Robinson is 292240,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292240]>Marcus Robinson</A> arguably had the greatest season of any receiver in franchise history, but that was in 1999 and his numbers have gone down every year since. Now the team has granted Robinson permission to seek a trade.

Granted the majority of the Problem with Robinson has been injury. The receiver missed the final five game of the 2000 season with a back problem. That injury forced him to miss training camp time the following year before he suffered a season ending knee injury six games into the 2001 season.

Although, Robinson was active for all 16 regular season games this year he obviously wasn't 100 percent. The severity of his knee injury slowed him on the field and his numbers suffered.

Needing just 35 receptions to become an unrestricted free agent the veteran looked to be on his way out on his terms. However, Robinson finished the season with just 21 catches for 244 yards and three touchdowns.

Considering Robinson would be no higher than the team's fourth receiver behind Marty Booker, Dez White and David Terrell heading to training game he may still become a free agent.

According to the Chicago Tribune Robinson's agent, Ken Sarnoff, said Bears general manager Jerry Angelo "asked me to look into a trade to see if there is anything there. The good thing with Marcus now is that he is fully healthy and would be able to come right in and start working with a team's quarterbacks throughout this off-season."

It's unlikely a team will give up much for Robinson, because the receiver would likely be released if a trade can't be worked out. Robinson is scheduled to make a base salary of $2.6 million in 2003, which is too high a price for a team's fourth receiver.

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