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Brian Robison | Defensive Lineman

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 259
College: Texas
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The St. Paul Pioneer Press confirms Brian Robison will remain at left end.
Robison graded out as a top-ten 4-3 pass rusher by Pro Football Focus, but will continue to stay at left end with Everson Griffen taking over for Jared Allen. The Vikings also added depth by signing Corey Wootton, who figures to see playing time behind Robison as a situational run stopper. Mar 29 - 9:04 PM

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Vikings signed LE Brian Robison to a four-year, $28 million contract extension with $13 million guaranteed.

Robison was set to hit unrestricted free agency after this season. Instead, the Vikings lock up their quietly productive left end. Robison started 31 games between 2011-12, compiling 16.5 sacks, 81 tackles and seven batted passes. So far this year, he's graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 13 4-3 end out of 49 qualifiers.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Vikings LE Brian Robison (shoulder) and CB Antoine Winfield (hand, knee) are both active for Week 17 versus the Packers.

With the playoffs on the line in a must-win game, Robison is playing through a Grade 3 sprain in his AC joint. Vikings inactives: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Stephen Burton, CB Brandon Burton, S Robert Blanton, LB Audie Cole, OL Troy Kropog and DE D'Aundre Reed.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 03:11:00 PM

Vikings LE Brian Robison (shoulder) is officially questionable, but expects to play in Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

"I'm sure Sunday it's going to be painful," Robison said. "But bottom line is we're trying to clinch a playoff spot and we need all hands on deck." Robison suffered a Grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder on Dec. 16 and sat out last weekend's win at Houston, which set up Sunday's win-and-in situation against the Packers at the Metrodome. Coach Leslie Frazier said he'd ultimately lean on Robison to make the decision.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 10:29:00 AM

Vikings declared DE Brian Robison (shoulder) inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Texans.

Robison sustained a Grade 3, or most severe sprain, against the Rams last week. Everson Griffin will start at left and George Johnson is active after getting called up from the practice squad earlier this week. The rest of the Vikings' inactives: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Stephen Burton, CB Brandon Burton, LB Audie Cole, OL Troy Kropog and DE D'Aundre Ree.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Vikings DE Brian Robison (shoulder) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

"We'll talk a little bit more about how we want to proceed with him. But he did enough in practice (Friday) to create some encouragement amongst our staff and his teammates as well," said coach Leslie Frazier. Robison suffered a Grade 3 sprain of his right shoulder in last weekend's win at St. Louis. He left the locker room in a sling and didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. If Robison sits, Everson Griffin will start at left end.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Vikings DE Brian Robison (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 sprained A/C joint.

Robison will be re-evaluated later in the week, but it's quite possible he'll be unavailable for Minnesota's final two regular season games. Everson Griffen played well in Robison's absence Sunday, intercepting Sam Bradford and taking it to the house for six points.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 06:01:00 PM

Vikings DE Brian Robison was forced from Sunday's game against the Rams with a shoulder injury, and will not return.

Robison went down early in the first quarter, and was formally ruled out at halftime. Everson Griffen has seen an uptick in snaps in Robison's absence, and responded with a pick-six of Sam Bradford. Robison was immediately shuttled to the locker room upon going down, so it's possible he's suffered a season-ending injury.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 02:46:00 PM

After reviewing all of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero expects LE Brian Robison to "justify his deal and then some" going forward.

The Vikings were criticized in some circles for giving Robison a three-year, $14.1 million contract last March, and letting free agent Ray Edwards walk. The move paid off. Robison played 82.7 percent of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, racking up eight sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and 54 total pressures. Edwards finished 2011 in Atlanta with 3.5 sacks, 8.5 QB hits, and 26 pressures. (Pressure and quarterback hits numbers are from ProFootballFocus.com.)
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Vikings LE Brian Robison is done for the day with a concussion.

He finished with just two tackles. Robison was down for a while after a play late in the second quarter, and was seen holding his head in his hands. Everson Griffen figures to finish out the contest at left defensive end.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 03:03:00 PM

Brian Robison is expected to open the season as the Vikings' clear-cut starting left defensive end.

Free agent Ray Edwards won't be back. Robison's playing time and stats have dwindled behind Edwards in recent seasons, but he'll now be facing the same single teams Edwards used to prey on. Consider Robison a worthwhile IDP sleeper.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 11:53:00 AM

Vikings agreed to terms with DE Brian Robison on a three-year, $14.1 million contract.

The deal comes with a $6.5 million signing bonus. The Vikes are moving on from free agent Ray Edwards, so it was important to protect themselves by locking up Robison as a replacement at left end. Robison managed just two sacks last season, but he impressed new coach Leslie Frazier with his edge pressure down the stretch. The signing allows the Vikes increased flexibility with the No. 12 overall pick in the draft.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 07:50:00 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Judd Zulgad believes the Vikings have a better chance to re-sign free agent DE Brian Robison than free agent DE Ray Edwards.

"I really don't think Edwards returns," insists Zulgad. Re-signing the starting left end just isn't in the cards with so much money committed to the rest of the Vikings' defensive line and linebacker crew. Robison should be quite a bit cheaper. The 28-year-old is coming off a two-sack season.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 08:50:00 AM

Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said that while LE Ray Edwards (ankle) will regain his starting job when he's healthy, Brian Robison has made a case to receive more playing time.

Since taking over for Edwards at halftime in Week 12, Robison has a sack, six hurries, four tackles, and two fumble recoveries. "He gave us great edge pressure all throughout the day and he played the run better, which is something he wanted to improve on going into the season," Frazier said.
Wed, Dec 8, 2010 09:22:00 AM

Vikings DL Brian Robison was shaken up in the second quarter of Monday's Week 5 game against the Vikings.

Robison has injured his ankle and his return is questionable.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 10:19:00 PM

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