Minnesota Vikings rumors: Josh Robinson moving on?
By Dan Zinski
The Minnesota Vikings likely won’t be bringing back free agent cornerback Josh Robinson, says the rumor mill.
This will come as a surprise to precisely no one but Josh Robinson likely has played his last game as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
ESPN’s Ben Goessling tweeted what he has been hearing about Robinson’s future with the team and it’s bad news for those who were holding out hope:
The 2015 season was not particularly memorable for Robinson. The former third-round pick began last season on PUP after suffering a partially torn pectoral muscle during a mishap in workouts before mandatory minicamp.
As a side-note, the Vikings have moved to replace their strength-and-conditioning coach after Robinson and several others suffered pectoral and back injuries of varying degrees of severity.
Robinson remained on the PUP list until finally being activated in week 10. Robinson was active for a total of five games in 2015 and received just six defensive snaps. He ended up receiving 61 special teams snaps.
Even had Robinson remained healthy, his role with the Vikings likely would have been limited last year, what with Terence Newman, Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn holding down the top three cornerback spots.
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A third-round pick out of UCF in 2012, Robinson has played in 47 total games for the Vikings and notched five interceptions and 134 tackles.
It seems Robinson is destined to hit the free agent market and frankly it’s hard to see him generating all that much interest. He is undersized and has never shown consistent coverage or tackling ability. The Vikings tried him as a punt returner on a couple of occasions and he never showed much proficiency in that role either.