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Michael Robinson tweets goodbye to Seattle

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Michael Robinson apparently won’t be making the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster.

Robinson, a fullback who has been with the Seahawks the last three seasons and played in all 16 games with six starts last year, wrote a goodbye message to Seattle on Twitter on Friday, just under 24 hours before the 6 p.m. Eastern Saturday deadline for teams to get down to 53 players.

The 30-year-old Robinson signed with the Seahawks in 2010 and was a Pro Bowler in 2011. He played his first four seasons with the 49ers and will now become a free agent at a time when he still has something to contribute, but when few NFL teams are looking for fullbacks.

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52 Responses to “Michael Robinson tweets goodbye to Seattle”
  1. steelerconsensus says: Aug 30, 2013 8:50 PM


  2. mulehead70 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:50 PM

    Michael, thanks for your tenure on the Seahawks. You were a favorite amongst us Seahawks fans. Best of luck to you in whatever you do, man. I hope Q13 or 710 KIRO picks you up as a Seahawks reporter if you don’t get picked up by another team…you would be really good at that.

  3. geeoh2k13 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:52 PM

    The Cardinals could sure use him.. Pretty sure we don’t have a Fullback on the roster since they traded away Sherman.

  4. 4949centennial says: Aug 30, 2013 8:53 PM

    As a Niner fan it really painful when he was cut by Niners and picked up by Seattle. He was a special teams ace and a great guy.

    Wish him nothing but good luck. Please please don’t sign with another NFC West team!!!

  5. themagicman1223 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:55 PM

    Damn, always liked the guy. Hope he finds some place else, fullbacks are a dying breed in today’s NFL. Have a good one Mike Rob!

  6. devilscup950003 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:55 PM

    sorry to see rob go,shedding salary and getting younger still.go hawks!!

  7. themagicman1223 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:57 PM

    Class act

  8. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:59 PM

    High character guy, great fullback just a dieing position and he makes too much, he has a lot on miles left him, hopefully another nfcw team doesn’t pick him up, sucks he’s a fan favorite especially the real rob report.

    Best of luck, have to make the tough decisions.

  9. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:01 PM


  10. steelerconsensus says: Aug 30, 2013 9:03 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 9:01 PM


    We second that.

  11. illinininer says: Aug 30, 2013 9:08 PM

    I’d be really suprised if he isn’t picked up. Great special teams player, a good fullback and solid as a runner/reciever. Best of luck M-Rob!

  12. kuranda84 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:09 PM

    Best of luck to you Mike Rob! Nothing but love for you!

  13. blackfootkiller says: Aug 30, 2013 9:11 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 9:01 PM


  14. bigbuc419 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:15 PM

    Bring him in to fill in for Felton so AP can get his 2500 yards

  15. skinsfaninphilly says: Aug 30, 2013 9:18 PM

    Remember he was a QB in college?? Pretty good one to..Forced out of the position to play different spots on the field..sounds like the opposite of what teams are doing for Tebow smh

  16. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 30, 2013 9:19 PM

    M-Rob wasn’t cut because the Seahawks don’t use fullbacks, he was cut because he had the 3rd highest salary at his position, and there were a couple of rookie options who were impressing at a fraction of the cost. Doesn’t help that he missed most of the preseason with a severe viral illness. Seattle wishes him well, he was a charismatic presence and good player.

  17. jsally430 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:20 PM

    not bad for a college qb

  18. achillesofwooters says: Aug 30, 2013 9:22 PM

    Gonna miss the Real Rob Report. I get the business end of it, but doesn’t mean I have to like it. Farewell Michael. Here’s hoping you catch on with another (please not NFC West) team. Maybe Gus Bradley could use an ace in Jacksonville! You will be missed.

  19. siggtacular says: Aug 30, 2013 9:25 PM

    Vonta Leach>Michael Robinson

  20. listerdl says: Aug 30, 2013 9:33 PM

    Going to miss ya, Mike Rob. No worries though, Gus Bradley is just about to start blowing your phone up. Good luck in Jacksonville..

  21. bigbens69taintedlove says: Aug 30, 2013 9:43 PM

    Don’t forget he was a beast QB at Penn State, switched to rb in sf, and then fb in seattle. A good career for a great athlete

  22. jdubb84 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:44 PM


  23. Fried Toast says: Aug 30, 2013 10:31 PM

    Hate to see MikeRob go. Great guy. I think we’ll miss his leadership in the locker room. Us fans will definitely miss you, man!

    Thank you for a great three years. Wish you could’ve been here ’til the end of your career. Would’ve loved to’ve seen you end it as a Hawk.

    All the best for you in wherever you go, MikeRob!

  24. phillycass says: Aug 30, 2013 10:38 PM

    time for him to play some qb again perhaps

  25. dirtyharry1971 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:13 PM

    typical PSU BUST is more what he is!!! How can anyone say this guy was ever good?? I don’t care if he was on your team that does NOT make him a good player!!! Wake the F up already!! My team has had a TON of busts and anyone who ever had this guy had a BUST on their hands lets face it!!!! Whats the IQ level on this board? 68?

  26. ukedad says: Aug 30, 2013 11:31 PM

    Good luck Mike Rob

  27. prrbrr says: Aug 30, 2013 11:41 PM

    A former Penn Stater showing nothing but class. Miss watching you play MR

  28. jerze2387 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:46 PM

    Not often a college QB becomes a pro bowl FB. i was always a fan of Robinson, but even i never thought hed last as long as he did at a different position. was fun to see him make it

  29. oreo51 says: Aug 31, 2013 12:28 AM

    He is too good to be unemployed for long. He is special on special teams and a dominate lead blocker. Plus, he can catch it coming out of the backfield. Who needs a lead blocker with plenty left in the tank?

  30. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 31, 2013 12:38 AM

    Has a college QB ever switched to FB in the NFL and lasted 10 + years. I thought it was odd when it first happened, PSU dedication and hard work

  31. beardinals says: Aug 31, 2013 1:02 AM

    geeoh2k13 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 8:52 PM
    The Cardinals could sure use him.. Pretty sure we don’t have a Fullback on the roster since they traded away Sherman.

    Because they don’t want a fullback. As eluded to in the article.

  32. johnschatzan says: Aug 31, 2013 1:52 AM

    heres a guy who was a qb and made a great career in the nfl playing other positions. take note tebow.

  33. wilsonwillbreaku says: Aug 31, 2013 1:52 AM

    Im gonna miss the Real Mike Rob Report! Tremendous person and a great player. Good luck Mike Robinson.

  34. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 31, 2013 2:13 AM

    probably the only guy of the seadderall seagulls who didnt take adderall and they cut him?! no means no cheat carroll..stay classy 12th woman.

  35. anygivensundayfan says: Aug 31, 2013 2:17 AM

    Nooooo! Sob! This cut hurts. Mike Rob is a real fan favorite and his hilarious views into the Seahawks locker room via the “Real Rob Report” have been so fun for the 12th Man to enjoy. Great player and hope he is picked up quickly (by a non-NFC West team) to continue his great playing career.

  36. cchicinfan says: Aug 31, 2013 2:39 AM

    It’s hard to watch the good ones leave, Mike Rob, Leon Washington, etc, especially their contributions to getting the Hawks to where they are. Good luck and god bless.

  37. dennisatunity says: Aug 31, 2013 3:58 AM

    You’re a class act, a good football player, and a favorite of both the fans and your own teammates. You will be missed. Since you were a Pro Bowler just 2 years ago, I think you will get picked up. Best of luck to you.

  38. myhawks1976 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:24 AM

    Allen has the money. pay him his salary and make the “Real Rob Report” a weekly part of giddyup, gitrdone

  39. seabronco says: Aug 31, 2013 4:25 AM

    The real rob report is gone now 😦

  40. Tedskro says: Aug 31, 2013 6:05 AM

    Maybe the patriots can pick him up and turn h back into a quarterback

  41. dahenwoo says: Aug 31, 2013 6:59 AM

    Nope he will go the Vikings while Felton is out.

  42. wpfairbanks says: Aug 31, 2013 7:02 AM

    He was seriously ill with a virus. I guess he couldn’t get himself right for the season, and with the rookies pushing him, it was impossible. Too bad, a real locker room leader

  43. whoisrdymlz says: Aug 31, 2013 7:32 AM

    Is this a cap move or has this guy just run out of tread? Elite blocking fullbacks don’t cost much and are really hard to find.

  44. dcapettini says: Aug 31, 2013 8:56 AM

    The Ravens apparently plan to keep 2 fullbacks on the 53 man. I can see why everybody else is dumping fullbacks. Its not like the Ravens won the Super Bowl or anything….

  45. spzzie says: Aug 31, 2013 9:02 AM

    Class dude who played qb in college switched positions and has made himself a good nfl player. Good luck where ever he goes

  46. @Cereal_22 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:15 AM

    I’m sure the locker room really loves this move, hello collapse.

  47. banlarson says: Aug 31, 2013 9:38 AM

    Hmm, class act, good character guy who plays a position MN still values and their starting Pro Bowl FB is out for 3 weeks…I wonder where he may end up.

  48. trollhammer20 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:55 AM

    whoisrdymlz says: Aug 31, 2013 7:32 AM

    Is this a cap move or has this guy just run out of tread?

    Part of it is cap, part of it is he’s had this viral illness that has hung around for the last couple of weeks, and part of it is Spencer Ware simply tore it up all camp long and played himself into a roster spot.

    Just hope the kid can block half as good as MRob.

  49. 3 Finger Lenny says: Aug 31, 2013 10:06 AM

    Beat it

  50. urboial says: Aug 31, 2013 10:50 AM

    Lynch numbers will be hurt

  51. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 31, 2013 11:38 AM

    I wasn’t making a Super Bowl prediction. I was only saying that the Steelers need a fullback.
    I saw a stat the only day that Adrian Peterson averaged 7 yards per carry last season with a fullback, but averaged only three yards per carry without one.
    If an offense is going to commit to the run, it better have a fullback…

  52. bpeterson464 says: Aug 31, 2013 5:21 PM


    there is some merit to that statement, but not a whole lot. The Seahawks used a fullback on 31% of their snaps, and not all of those were runs. When Robinson was in the ‘Hawks had a rushing DVOA of about 4.5, which was good for 5th in the leauge, when Robinson wasn’t in the Seahawks had a rushing DVOA of 11.4, more than twice as good.

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