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Brian Robison | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 259
College: Texas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (102) / MIN
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Vikings DE Brian Robison said the team has yet to approach him about restructuring his contract.
Going on 33, Robison is owed $9.65 million over the final two years of his deal. Robison said he plans to fulfill that contract, but it was thought the Vikings may have other plans with sophomore Danielle Hunter making a strong case for more playing time. GM Rick Spielman had nothing but praise for Robison at the Combine, however, and it has become clear Minnesota plans on keeping him for at least another season. Robison recorded five sacks in 898 snaps last year. Apr 7 - 12:40 PM

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Vikings GM Rick Spielman hinted DE Brian Robison will be back with the team next season.

"I think he still has a lot of play in him," Spielman said. "How his role increases or decreases, that will be determined as we go through training camp and this offseason. But he still is not only a valuable football player for us, but extremely valuable from a leadership standpoint." Set to count $5.25 million against the cap in his age-33 season, Robison was viewed as a possible cap cut, but it appears he will stick around at least one more season. Even if he returns, Robison will likely lose snaps to sophomore Danielle Hunter, who recorded six sacks in limited snaps last season.
Mar 1 - 10:06 AM

Vikings LE Brian Robison (pectoral) has been cleared for training camp.

Robison injured his pec in mid-May, but is ready to rock after 2.5 months of recovery. Robison remains a starter, but has Danielle Hunter and Scott Crichton nipping at his heels.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects LE Brian Robison (pectoral) to get some work during minicamp this week.

"We're going to be careful with him," Zimmer said. "We may give him some of the individual work and some of the situation stuff, but we're going to be careful." DC George Edwards made it seem like Robison was questionable for training camp earlier this month, but it appears he should be close to full go by August. Coming off a down season, Robison could use a strong camp to hold off rookie Danielle Hunter and second-year DE Scott Crichton.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Vikings DC George Edwards says DE Brian Robison (pectoral) will "probably" be ready for training camp.

"I hope so," Edwards said. "I don’t know exactly what the extent and the time period is, but I’d say he will probably be ready." Robison has been shut down for the last month. With his health status uncertain, Robison's starting job could come into question. Scott Crichton and rookie Danielle Hunter have been working with the first team during OTAs.
Source: vikings.com
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Three league sources tell the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Vikings LE Brian Robison's pectoral injury is not serious, but that he's awaiting test results.

Robison himself texted the St. Paul Pioneer-Press' Chris Tomasson that he's "ok." Pec injuries can be tricky, so Robison shouldn't be considered out of the woods until he gets back his tests. Perhaps facing some heat for his job this season, Robison can't afford to miss much time.
Thu, May 14, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Vikings LE Brian Robison suffered a pectoral injury while working out on Thursday.

The extent is unknown. A tear would cost Robison a big chunk of 2015. Robison had a strong 2013, but was one of the league's worst 4-3 ends last season. A serious injury would create an opportunity for third-round pick Danielle Hunter.
Thu, May 14, 2015 03:36:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 09:04:00 PM

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

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