Seahawks take another look at Michael Robinson

McClatchy news servicesOctober 21, 2013 

The Seattle Seahawks will bring in veteran fullback Michael Robinson on Monday for a physical.

Seattle is short at fullback after Derrick Coleman injured his hamstring Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle’s other fullback, Spencer Ware, has been out with an ankle sprain since Week 2.

Robinson, who was with the team from 2010-12 and named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, was released at the end of camp. He was ill and missed the final two games of preseason, plus carried a significant cap hit with a $2.5 million salary at a position the Seahawks put to limited use.

Robinson made six starts at fullback last season for the Seahawks, was a strong voice in the locker room and a special teams captain for the second consecutive season.

If Seattle signs Robinson, they could do so for the non-guaranteed veteran minimum of $840,000.


St. Louis’ Sam Bradford wasn’t the only starting quarterback knocked out of games on Sunday.

Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Philadelphia’s Nick Foles left their games with injuries as well.

Cutler injured his groin while being sacked in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins and didn’t return.

Foles suffered a head injury when he was sacked by George Selvie and Jarius Wynn on the final play of the third quarter.

He walked to the sideline on his own and was evaluated by team trainers.There was no word on the extent of the injury.


Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was taken off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter following a late hit. The team said he had a neck injury but had movement in his extremities. … The Bears lost linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) and cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) to injuries in the second half. … Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was ruled out of the second half of Sunday night’s game at Indianapolis after injuring his left foot.

Staff writer Todd Dybas contributed to this report

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