Can Eagles afford Allen Robinson after Michael Bennett trade?
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Can Eagles afford Allen Robinson after Michael Bennett trade?

In a surprising move, the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly informed receiver Allen Robinson on Tuesday that they will not play the franchise tag on him, meaning he will be a free agent on March 14.

On paper, Allen Robinson makes a ton of sense for the Eagles.

Assuming they move on from veteran Torrey Smith to save $5 million in cap space, they are going to need a new outside receiver opposite of Alshon Jeffery. Although the team is high on Mack Hollins, he is entering just his second season and is unproven at this point.

Robinson, 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, pulled in a combined 20 touchdowns and 2,223 yards during the 2015 and 2016 season, rocketing up the list of the best receivers in the NFL.

Last season, however, Robinson caught just one pass for 17 yards before going down with a torn ACL.

How much the injury will hurt Robinson’s value on the market remains to be seen, but Spotrac projects he will get a deal worth an average of $13.6 million per season for a total of five-years, $68 million.

To get under the salary cap, and to free up space to address needs on the team, the Eagles are going to need to release some players from the roster like Vinny Curry DE ($5 million saved), Brent Celek TE ($4 million), Jason Peters OT ($4.3 million), Torrey Smith…

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