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Craig Robertson | Linebacker | #53

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 234
College: North Texas
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Browns ILB Craig Robertson is expected to miss a few weeks with a sprained ankle.
Robertson twisted his ankle while attempting to plant to make a tackle in the third quarter of the Browns' Week 3 loss to Oakland. Chris Kirksey replaced him in the lineup and would be the starter if Robertson is forced to sit. Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:37:00 AM

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Browns re-signed restricted free agent ILB Craig Robertson to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

The Browns tendered Robertson at the second-round level, so he was clearly staying in Cleveland. Robertson split time with Chris Kirksey next to veteran Karlos Danby last season and received positive marks in pass coverage. Depending on Kirksey's development, Robertson's snaps could be cut in 2015.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Browns placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent ILB Craig Robertson.

The tender ensures Robertson won't be going anywhere. The former UDFA out of North Texas played the majority of snaps for the Browns last year, grading out 19th among 60 qualifiers in PFF's ILB grades.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:49:00 PM

The Browns were "unsatisfied" with ILB Craig Robertson's play in 2013.

Robertson flashed every-down linebacker tools as an undrafted rookie in 2012, but was exposed badly in run defense as a sophomore and even struggled in coverage, which is supposed to be his strength. The Browns want to upgrade at inside linebacker. Look for Robertson to be a nickel 'backer at best in 2014.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Browns extended a tender to exclusive-rights free agent ILB Craig Robertson.

The ERFA tender is worth $570k. Robertson made 57 tackles and an interception in 14 games with the Browns last season.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Browns ILB Craig Robertson (knee) is inactive for Week 12 against the Steelers.

Robertson is day to day with a knee sprain and was officially listed as doubtful. He'll be replaced by Tank Carder in the starting lineup. Also inactive for the Browns are DE Armonty Bryant, TE MarQueis Gray, RT Martin Wallace, OL Patrick Lewis, RG Garrett Gilkey, and OT Reid Fragel.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Browns ILB Craig Robertson (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 12.

Robertson didn't practice all week and is day to day with a knee sprain. Tank Carder will replace him in the starting lineup opposite D'Qwell Jackson.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Browns ILB Craig Robertson suffered a knee sprain in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Robertson underwent an MRI on Monday and could miss practice time this week. Tank Carder replaced Robertson on Sunday and would likely draw the start opposite D'Qwell Jackson if he misses time.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton called ILB Craig Robertson the "pleasant surprise" of Cleveland's offseason program.

Projected to start adjacent to D'Qwell Jackson, Robertson has some Wesley Woodyard to his game. "A young, athletic backer, who is savvy," Horton described. "When I came here, I wasn’t sure how he would be on picking things up, but he’s been everything I wanted. That’s my little ace in the hole I hope."
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 08:35:00 PM

Browns ILB Craig Robertson remains in the "driver's seat" to start opposite D'Qwell Jackson.

Robertson was considered the favorite even before the Browns didn't address inside linebacker in the draft, so his position has only gotten stronger. Robertson ran with the first team throughout OTAs. A 2012 undrafted free agent, Robertson played 628 snaps last season, grading out negatively in Pro Football Focus' ratings but flashing terrific range as a sort of poor man's Wesley Woodyard. He'll be pushed by Tank Carder and L.J. Fort in camp.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Browns LB Craig Robertson is "getting the first crack" at the starting inside linebacker job next to D'Qwell Jackson.

Jackson is locked in, but second-year LBs Robertson and James-Michael Johnson will compete for the other spot. Robertson appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, recording 93 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions. Johnson started eight games in 2012 before ending the season on injured reserve with a minor knee injury. JMJ is a thumper; Robertson excels in coverage.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 08:26:00 PM

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