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Vikings reach four-year extension with Brian Robison

Jared Allen, Brian Robison AP

The Vikings signed a pass-rushing defensive end to a contract extension which could cover the practical length of his career.

No, not that one.

The Vikings have signed defensive end Brian Robison to a four-year extension, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY.

The 30-year-old Robison has 31 sacks in seven seasons, and has become a useful part for the Vikings.

Of course, the bigger question is when or whether they do a deal with Jared Allen, who like Robison is in the final year of his contract.

Allen has said he has “no beefs” about his current situation, which pays him in excess of $14 million this season.

But after an offseason when veteran pass-rushers didn’t break the bank, the Vikings might be willing to let Allen see what’s out there, and find out if the grass is greener. If it’s not, they can always bring him back, for something more in line with the current market than the one Allen signed his last deal in.

Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (along with Fred Evans) is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, and they used one of their three first-rounders this year on Sharrif Floyd.

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30 Responses to “Vikings reach four-year extension with Brian Robison”
  1. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:33 PM

    Congrats Robison!

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    The way this bum constantly disappears, I expected him to show up on the side of milk carton.

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2013 1:39 PM

    He has a girl’s haircut.

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    It’s nice to have that taken care of. Now I hope they’re working out a deal with Everson Griffen. I would love to have Jared Allen back too, but that will probably require him testing the open market and finding that he can’t get very much.

  5. buhbay1c says: Oct 9, 2013 1:46 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    The way this bum constantly disappears, I expected him to show up on the side of milk carton.

    You mean like Clay Matthews? Except the Vikings don’t have to pay a guy playing 10-12 games $11 mil.

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 9, 2013 1:49 PM

    When you have the worst defense in the division (by far), why WOULDN’T you want to keep that streak going?

  7. amazingguy101 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:50 PM

    Hopefully they sign Jared Allen too.

  8. pillowporkers says: Oct 9, 2013 2:02 PM

    Brian deserved this. He has played very well this season. Everson will hopefully get his too like you said.

    @Rick the Magician
    Unfortunately, there will still be a market for Jared Allen if he keeps playing like he has this season.

  9. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 9, 2013 2:04 PM

    Filth 1 Tok 1

    Good deal. I think Jared might just resign here also. Good to keep our good players around.

  10. AD2K5 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:05 PM

    @buhbay. Let’s see how GJ does over a whole season before we talk!

  11. expertop says: Oct 9, 2013 2:06 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 9, 2013 1:39 PM

    I have a girl’s features.
    ——————————
    Congratulations?

  12. darkneptune73 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:13 PM

    Funny that Carl Gerbschmidt wants to say Robison has a girls haircut when Clay Matthews has the same thing.

  13. expertop says: Oct 9, 2013 2:13 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 9, 2013 1:39 PM

    I have a girl’s swimsuit.
    —————————-
    Ok, now it’s just too much information, Carl.

  14. whatjusthapped says: Oct 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    He’s not that great right now, so what makes you think he is going to be worth the money 4 years from now when he’s 34?

    Its even bad compared to the money they threw away on Benard Berrian and are currently pissing away on Greg Jennings, but a $13.5 million dollar bonus could convince a certain QB in Mississippi to join their circus. When Robison slows down and gets cut, that’s a lot of dead cap salary to absorb but hey, its the Vikings, making the Lions look smarter day by day.

  15. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    pillowporkers says:Oct 9, 2013 2:02 PM

    Unfortunately, there will still be a market for Jared Allen if he keeps playing like he has this season.
    _____

    This past offseason defensive ends weren’t getting anything close to what they were expecting. Jared is getting older, so I don’t think he’ll get offered a contract that the Vikings can’t exceed.

  16. schmitty2 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:15 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Oct 9, 2013 1:39 PM

    He has a girl’s haircut

    Yes Carl..because Clay Matthews’s hair is so manly.

  17. purpleguy says: Oct 9, 2013 2:16 PM

    I was hoping they’d sign either Griffen or Allen before Robison, as both have played better. I hope they still sign one or both of those guys.

  18. jonnyfootball82 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    He’s in it to win it

  19. 7ransponder says: Oct 9, 2013 2:27 PM

    darkneptune73 says:
    Oct 9, 2013 2:13 PM
    Funny that Carl Gerbschmidt wants to say Robison has a girls haircut when Clay Matthews has the same thing.

    ———————-

    Don’t forget:

    AJ Hawk (up until recently at least)
    Tramon Williams
    Eddie Lacy
    DuJuan Harris
    Morgan Burnett
    Davon House
    M.D. Jennings

    Yep, no long haired players on the Packers, not at all.

  20. jerrykill4pres says: Oct 9, 2013 2:30 PM

    Hey meat packers…..

    Remember this? John hadl!!!!!! Green Bay traded away their first, second and third round picks in the 1975 draft, and first and second round picks in the 1976 draft!

    You very lucky and fortunate “owners”! Lmao

  21. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2013 2:34 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Oct 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    It’s nice to have that taken care of. Now I hope they’re working out a deal with Everson Griffen. I would love to have Jared Allen back too, but that will probably require him testing the open market and finding that he can’t get very much.

    ———

    Why do you hate your own players so much? Are you seriously going to treat Allen the same way you treated Birk? How did that work out for each party by the way? No wonder you’ve never won the Super Bowl and never will.

  22. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:46 PM

    Jared’s not gonna re-up. He’ll sign with the Seahawks. Burleson, Tarvaris, Sidney, Percy, and when Jared signs then we’ll almost be even for Hutchinson.

  23. AD2K5 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:54 PM

    @jerrykill4pres

    Um, dude, it’s 2013 now…

  24. longcutskolvikes says: Oct 9, 2013 3:14 PM

    B-Rob has played well the past few seasons. He’s not totally splashy, but hey, at least he’s productive. I think we’ve all been curious to see how defensive line was going to be addressed, and I’m glad to see that the Vikings kept at least one vet. I hope Kevin Williams plays out his career here, whether that ends this season or not. Skol!

  25. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 9, 2013 3:25 PM

    whatjusthapped says:Oct 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    He’s not that great right now, so what makes you think he is going to be worth the money 4 years from now when he’s 34?

    Its even bad compared to the money they threw away on Benard Berrian and are currently pissing away on Greg Jennings, but a $13.5 million dollar bonus could convince a certain QB in Mississippi to join their circus. When Robison slows down and gets cut, that’s a lot of dead cap salary to absorb but hey, its the Vikings, making the Lions look smarter day by day.
    _______

    You don’t even know the terms of the deal yet. You criticize when the Vikings sign free agents from another tem and you criticize when they sign their own free agents. Is there anything they’re allowed to do?

  26. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:25 PM

    Jared Allen once separated his shoulder and returned the next week to sack Aaron Rodgers twice, Clay Matthews injures his thumb and will miss at least a month. Fact.

  27. teamnorsecore says: Oct 9, 2013 3:44 PM

    B Rob seems like a good dude and a good football player. He has been pretty solid overall. Glad he is gonna be around for another 4 years. I don’t see the Vikes resigning Jared Allen. I bet they offer him a 3 year deal and he will want a 5 year “retirement” deal.

  28. johnnytarr says: Oct 9, 2013 9:36 PM

    I don’t know how good we will be w/o Allen on the other side. (see Ray Edwards)
    Keep Everson.

  29. backdapack4evr says: Oct 10, 2013 1:14 AM

    Keep throwing money at washed up players!

  30. greenbaypackersowner says: Oct 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    Robison’s hair isn’t as pretty as Clay Matthews because Clay’s willing to put in the extra hours in the salon.

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