In his first workout with his former team since the Seattle Seahawks released him in 2005, there were few surprises for wide receiver Koren Robinson.
Although a little rusty and not in football shape, Robinson appeared to still have the speed and quickness he's known for. He looked comfortable catching balls during individual team drills, and he made a nice diving catch across the middle of the field during team drills.
Robinson did sit out about a third of the practice, as the team wants to make sure he doesn't injure himself trying to do to much too early.
Overall, Robinson said it was good being back. He apologized again for the incidents he had while in Seattle. He's unsure how much time he'll see on Sunday, but you might see Robinson returning kicks, and he'll probably be used in some capacity offensively, although Holmgren said the receiver rotation will be determined by the end of the week.
"I can still play, don get it twisted," Robinson quipped while addressing reporters after practice. "But I'm not where I'm going to be. I'm not coming in here to be the savior or anything like that. I'm just coming in here and hopefully I can be that spark that we need on the offensive side of the ball."
You can listen to Robinson's apology to fans here.
Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones said it was good to see his Robinson back on the field again.
"He's a great receiver," Jones said. "Any time you've got a guy who once you put the ball in his hands he can make plays. And hopefully he can come here now and still do that for us."
While Robinson worked his way in slowly, Keary Colbert was thrust into the middle of things and appears like he can help right away. Colbert looks like he has good speed and decent hands, and just needs to pick up Seattle's offensive system quickly in order to see time on Sunday.
Another receiver who looked good in practice was Deion Branch, who appears to be inching closer to be ready to play on Sunday. Branch seemed to have more bounce in his step, got in and out of his breaks quicker and ran with more of a burst today.
Branch seems to be trusting his knee more now. He still hasn't participated in a lot of contact drills, so that seems to be the next step for him.
Sean Locklear also returned to practice with a brace on his sprained knee and participated on a limited basis.
Maurice Morris (knee), Bobby Engram (shoulder), Seneca Wallace (calf), Kelly Jennings (ribs) and Walter Jones (hip) did not participate in practice today.
Jennings and Jones are expected to be back by Friday.
Wide receivers Drew Bennett (foot) and Keenan Burton (knee) did not practice for the Rams. Offensive guard Jacob Bell (hamstring) and defensive end Leonard Little (hamstring) participated on a limited basis.