A situation involving the Chicago Bears and star wide receiver Allen Robinson has escalated quickly. According to The Chicago Tribune, the former second-round selection by the Jaguars has requested a trade. Earlier in the day, social media was quick to notice that something was different with Robinson's social media channels as the wide receiver has apparently decided to scrub any reference of the Bears. On Twitter, Robinson removed a cartoon cover photo of himself in his Bears uniform and simply described himself as a "Pro Bowl wide receiver" instead of a "Pro Bowl receiver of the Chicago Bears," which was originally there prior to Tuesday. On Instagram, Robinson has removed all the photos of himself in a Bears uniform.
This move takes on greater meaning when paired with Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network's report on Tuesday afternoon that it's a reflection of where things stand between Robinson and the Bears in contract talks. Pelissero reports that Robinson -- who is in the midst of the final year of his contract -- has grown frustrated with contract talks with Chicago and feels like he has been disrespected with the offers that have been put on the table, the story said.