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Josh Robinson | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 199
College: UCF
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (66) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Free agent CB Josh Robinson is not expected back with the Vikings.
After coming off reserve/PUP in early November, Robinson played all of 12 defensive snaps in the Vikings' final nine games, including the playoffs. Although Robinson was a disappointment the last two seasons, he had a solid rookie year in 2012 and is 25 years old with 4.33 speed. He'll get another shot. Jan 27 - 8:41 PM

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Vikings declared CB Josh Robinson, QB Taylor Heinicke, LB Edmond Robinson, C Nick Easton, DT Kenrick Ellis, OT Jeremiah Sirles and DE Justin Trattou inactive for Week 11 against the Packers.

OT Matt Kalil and S Robert Blanton were the only injury questions for the Vikings, but both are active. Everyone here is a healthy scratch.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Vikings activated CB Josh Robinson (pectoral) from reserve/PUP.

Robinson tore his pec in the spring. He'll step in as the Vikings' No. 4 corner in sub-packages and contribute on special teams in the final year of his deal.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Vikings CB Josh Robinson (PUP, pectoral) said he will be ready to resume practicing when eligible next week.

Robinson hopes he will be able to play Week 7 against Detroit. Robinson has been sidelined since tearing his pectoral muscle in the spring.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Vikings placed CB Josh Robinson (pectoral) on reserve/PUP.

Robinson tore his pectoral muscle in the spring and has been sidelined since. He'll be eligible to return to the active roster Week 7 against the Lions. Robinson won't have a major role after the additions of Trae Waynes and Terence Newman.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Vikings placed CB Josh Robinson (pectoral) on the active/PUP list.

We won't blurb every player placed on active/PUP to begin training camp, but will blurb those players who are candidates to open the season on reserve/PUP, costing them the first six games. Robinson falls into the latter category after suffering a partially torn pectoral before mandatory minicamp in June.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 02:24:00 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune confirms CB Josh Robinson (pectoral) is a candidate for reserve/PUP.

Robinson would miss at least the first six weeks on PUP. The Vikings don’t consider his injury season ending. Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Captain Munnerlyn, and Terence Newman are locked in as Minnesota's top four corners.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Vikings CB Josh Robinson suffered a partially torn pectoral before minicamp.

Robinson is expected to be sidelined for training camp and could be a reserve/PUP candidate. His absence gives rookie Trae Waynes a clearer path to playing time behind Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn. Robinson is scheduled to make $1.55 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Vikings placed CB Josh Robinson on injured reserve with a fractured sternum, ending his season.

Robinson had been sidelined since Week 11 and will officially be shut down. He struggled replacing Antoine Winfield in the slot this season, grading out negatively in both pass coverage and against the run by Pro Football Focus. Robinson had just 58 tackles and a forced fumble prior to being injured. He'll face competition for the nickel job in 2014.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier revealed Monday CB Josh Robinson "might" miss the rest of the season with a fractured sternum.

The 2-8 Vikings don't have much season left. Although Robinson has played better of late, he was a major part of Minnesota's early-season deficiencies in pass defense, proving an inadequate replacement for slot corner Antoine Winfield. The Vikings won't be able to count on him as a nickel back in 2014.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:42:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports the Vikings are concerned about Josh Robinson's transition to nickel cornerback.

Succeeding Antoine Winfield in the slot, Robinson has struggled early in camp and profiles as a liability against the run. "Josh has never been inside before, so it's a big transition," DC Alan Williams said. "He's going to make mistakes." Even if Robinson continues to struggle, he's locked into the nickel job because the Vikings lack compelling alternatives.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Vikings CB Josh Robinson admitted he's not very comfortable playing in the slot.

Robinson has been tabbed as Antoine Winfield's replacement. The second-year man never played slot corner while at Central Florida and never profiled as a strong tackler. "This is all new to me," Robinson said. Opposing offensive coordinators are going to put him to the test early and often this season.
Thu, May 30, 2013 11:04:00 AM

2012 third-round pick Josh Robinson is expected to be the Vikings' nickel back this season after the Xavier Rhodes first-round pick.

Rhodes and Chris Cook will start outside with Robinson in the slot corner role vacated by Antoine Winfield. A.J. Jefferson will get the first crack at dime back. Robinson showed flashes as a rookie, but was highly inconsistent. NFC North teams figure to try to pick on him with Randall Cobb, and with the Bears and Lions respectively moving Brandon Marshall and Calvin Johnson into the slot.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Vikings agreed to terms with third-round CB Josh Robinson on a four-year contract.

While it's a bit of a red flag in terms of college game tape that Robinson was still available after two rounds of the draft, he displayed blazing speed (4.33) and all-around athleticism in his Combine workout. A bit of a project, Robinson seems unlikely to threaten for significant playing time as a rookie.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 03:09:00 PM

GM Rick Spielman indicated that rookie CB Josh Robinson will compete with CB Marcus Sherels and WR Jarius Wright for punt-return duties.

The fastest of the three, Robinson averaged 13.1 yards on 27 returns at Central Florida the past two seasons. Wright averaged just 5.9 yards on eight returns over four seasons at Arkansas. Sherels is the incumbent, racking up 277 yards (8.4 yards per) on 33 returns last season.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 02:54:00 PM

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