Josh Robinson will start season on reserve/PUP list


In a move that has been anticipated for quite awhile, the Minnesota Vikings have placed injured cornerback Josh Robinson on the reserve/PUP list.

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This means Robinson will not be eligible to play until the seventh week of the season. The Vikings have a bye week within that window so Robinson will miss only five games total.

Robinson has been unable to perform since suffering a torn pectoral muscle in a fall during minicamp. He began training camp on PUP as a result of the injury.

With final cuts looming on Saturday, the Vikings currently have Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman, Captain Munnerlyn, Trae Waynes and Marcus Sherels penciled in as their top five corners.

Jabari Price is corner no. 6 but he will miss the first two games of the season as he serves a league suspension for violating the substance abuse police.

Josh Thomas would likely be cornerback no. 7 if the Vikings elected to go with that many corners. Corners Justin Coleman, Jalil Carter and DeMarcus Van Dyke have already been let go.

Josh Robinson would have been in that mix had he not torn his pectoral muscle.

The way things tend to go with cornerbacks and injuries, the Vikings might need Robinson by about week 7, so his progress coming back from the pec injury is something to keep an eye on.

Last year Robinson performed adequately overall at LCB though he was notably overwhelmed in his matchups against players like Alshon Jeffery.

The Vikings also waived/injured T Carter Bykowksi who has been out for several weeks with a torn pec. Bykowski can be added to IR if he clears waivers.

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