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Bears Rumors: Allen Robinson Contract Talks ‘Slow’; WR Looks to ‘Smash’ 2022 FA | Bleacher Report

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The Chicago Bears and wide receiver Allen Robinson reportedly aren’t close to reaching an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Thursday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players.

During an appearance on SportsCenter on Sunday, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said discussions between the Bears and Robinson have been “pretty slow” and there “has not been much momentum.”

Fowler noted there is a “decent chance” Robinson will play out the 2021 season on the franchise tag with the goal of putting up big numbers so he can “smash” free agency in 2022.

The 27-year-old Robinson is set to enter his fourth season with the Bears, and he is coming off back-to-back campaigns with over 1,100 yards.

After recording 98 catches for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019, he followed it up with 102 grabs for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns last season as the Bears’ unquestioned top wideout.

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1 Word Used To Describe Packers’ Talks With Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Friday, July 2 is the deadline for NFL players to opt out of the 2021 season and still retain a good portion of their salaries. And the Green Bay Packers have been working to ensure that quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t take that route.

Appearing on SportsCenter on Thursday, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported that there have been talks between Rodgers and the Packers ahead of the deadline. He made it clear that those talks are “early” and that “nothing substantial” has been done.

But they are talking. And that’s bigger news than arguably anything we’ve heard in months.

Rodgers has until tomorrow to opt out of the 2021 NFL season. However, there have been no reports indicating that he intends to do so.

If he doesn’t, Rodgers will potentially start facing significant fines for failing to show up to mandatory events

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ESPN’s Nicole Briscoe Talks Journey to Motherhood to ‘Destigmatize Miscarriage and Infertility’

Saren Cassotto Photography Nicole Briscoe and family

When Nicole Briscoe and her husband decided to start trying for a family, she noticed it wasn’t “going according to plan” — but never could have anticipated the journey that was ahead of her before she was finally able to become a mother.

Now 40 and mom to daughters Blake James, 4½, and Finley Evers, 7, with husband Ryan Briscoe, the ESPN SportsCenter anchor opens up to PEOPLE in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week about her own road to conception, which was filled with numerous hurdles.

Nicole and Ryan, 39, tried for 15 months to conceive on their own with no luck, then turned to fertility treatments — which, for the couple, amounted to six intrauterine inseminations (IUIs) and, when those didn’t pan out, multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Luckily, their daughter Finley was born after that

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T.Y. Hilton Rumors: Colts Still in Talks with WR Amid Interest from Other Teams | Bleacher Report

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) waves to fans in the stands before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

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T.Y. Hilton has received interest from multiple teams, but a return to the Indianapolis Colts isn’t out of the question. 

Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Colts “are still in talks with Hilton” and there’s a possibility the two sides work out a new deal. 

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Sunday on SportsCenter (h/t Brad Crawford of 247Sports) that the Chiefs could take a look at Hilton to replace Sammy Watkins. 

Fowler and Dan Graziano reported prior to the start of free agency that the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers were considered “in play” to

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