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Top Brian Robison News

  • Brian Robison: Retires from NFL

    Robison signed a one-day contract with the Vikings on Wednesday and subsequently announced his retirement from the NFL, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

    Robison spent his entire 11-year career in Minnesota after the team drafted him in the fourth round in 2007. He missed just three games in his career and started 95 contests from 2011 to 2016, ultimately finishing with 206 tackles, 60 sacks and 13 forced fumbles during his career.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Released by Minnesota

    Robison was released by the Vikings on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

    Despite re-structuring his contract to remain in Minnesota, the organization elected to part ways with the 35-year-old defensive end after 11 seasons together. Robison saw a major decline in his snap count last year, but still managed to rack up 20 tackles and four sacks in 15 games. The Vikings will clear just over $1 million in salary cap space with his release.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Expected to retire after season

    Robison said that this season would "more than likely" be his last, Chris Tomasson of The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

    Robison is entering his 12th NFL season. He's played all of them for the Vikings and has been a consistent contributor along the defensive line. The veteran lineman said that he would have a definite answer regarding his pending retirement in August, but it would be a surprise to see him take the field again in 2019. Robison is again slotted to be a backup defensive end after racking up 4.0 sacks in 2017.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Collects four sacks in 11th season with Minnesota

    Robison racked up four sacks and 20 combined tackles in 2017.

    Robison's tackles and sacks were his fewest since 2010. The veteran still managed to play in 15 regular season games, a number he hasn't dipped below his entire career. With Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter the now starting on the edges, Robison has moved into more of a backup role on the defensive line, a position he should find himself in again during the final year of his contract in 2018.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Collects tackle in loss

    Robison accounted for his third tackle of the postseason, but the Eagles' backfield racked up 110 yards on the ground against the Vikings in Sunday's 38-7 blowout.

    Robison has seen his role diminish in his 11th year as a Viking, starting in just one game after starting in all 51 of Minnesota's regular-season and postseason games between 2013 and 2016. As the only remaining member of the 2009 team that reached the NFC championship, Robison will look to help guide this third-ranked scoring defense back to the playoffs in 2018.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Has two sacks Sunday

    Robison had four total tackles and two sacks in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Robison has seen his playing time decline this season as the Vikings try to keep him fresh at age 34. However, he can still make an impact in the pass rush.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Active vs. Vikings

    Robison (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Lions.

    After fully participating in Wednesday's practice, Robison has officially been made active for Thursday's matchup with Detroit. Robison will once again be used as a reserve defensive end alongside Stephen Weatherly.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Questionable for Thursday

    Robison (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Lions.

    Robison wasn't able to play Week 11 against the Rams but seems likely to suit up this time around after practicing without limitations Wednesday. If Robison is unavailable, Stephen Weatherly will presumably take on added snaps again.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Inactive against Rams

    Robison (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The loss of Robison will be offset by the return of Everson Griffen after he missed one game with a foot injury.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Appears on injury report

    Robison (back) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Robison has been playing very high snap counts as the Vikings' No. 3 defensive end, but he only has 11 tackles (seven solo) and one sack to show for it. If he's unable to play Sunday, Stephen Weatherly could see increased action as the Vikings aim to contain Rams running back Todd Gurley.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Gets first sack of season

    Robison had three total tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    It was his first sack of the season. Robison has seen his playing time decrease from 53 snaps per game last season to 40 per game this year. He can still rush the passer, but is getting fewer opportunities as the Vikings aim to keep the 34-year old fresh.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: No tackles despite playing 38 snaps

    Robison didn't record a tackle or sack in Monday's win over the Saints, but played 38 of 62 snaps on offense.

    Robison looks set to be a regular in the defensive line rotation despite some whispers he could see a much reduced role this season at age 34. He may start the season slow after he struggled with a groin injury in the preseason.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Free from injury report

    Robison (groin) was not listed on the Vikings' final injury report heading into Monday night's season opener against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Robison's status for the opener was up in the air after he sat out the entire preseason, as well as being limited at practice this week. However, it appears the Vikings were just ensuring the 34-year-old's health to start the year. Do not expect him to take on a heavy workload right away, but the veteran figures to see some rotational snaps at defensive end as the season progresses.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Limited Thursday

    Robison (groin) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday.

    Robison did not play at all in the preseason and did not practice earlier this week, so the fact he participated in any capacity is a step in the right direction. The 34-year-old's status for Monday's game against the Saints remains uncertain at best.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Still not practicing

    Robison (leg) rehabbed on the sidelines instead of practicing with the team Tuesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

    If Robison is unable to play Monday against the Saints, the Vikings will be missing a serious pass-rushing threat. If he's unable to play, expect Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen to eat up extra snaps with Stephen Weatherly and Ifeadi Odenigbo rotating in sparingly.

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  • Vikings' Brian Robison: Hasn't played in preseason

    Robison missed Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers and hasn't played in a preseason game this season as he has dealt with a leg injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. However, he said he expects to play in the regular-season opener.

    As a 34-year old veteran, there's no reason for Robison to play in the preseason if he's not at full strength. He'll likely be read for Week 1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 259 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA
Age: 41
School: Texas
Experience: 12