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Bear Necessities

WHAT IS Allen Robinson most looking forward to in his inaugural season in Chicago? "I cannot wait to run out of that tunnel for the first time," he says. "It's going to be an emotional day for me." The 6'3", 211-pound receiver hasn't played since tearing his left ACL in Week 1 last season, when he was with Jacksonville. After signing a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bears in March, Robinson was excited to explore his new city. "We feed off the energy of the fans," he says. "You really create a bond, not only with your team but with the city and everything else in between." SI tagged along as Robinson immersed himself in Windy City culture. His first stop, naturally, was at Lou Malnati's for a lesson in how to make a deep-dish pizza. ("I can tell he's got good hands by how he's handling the Parmesan," Rick Malnati said.) Other visits included the Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Field, where he received a custom Cubs jersey. For more on how Robinson spent his off day, tune in to 24 Hours With ... on SI TV.

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