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Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season

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Vikings defensive end Brian Robison recently agreed to rework his contract with the team, resulting in a reduced salary for the 2017 season and an extension through the end of the 2018 season.

Robison doesn’t plan on signing another deal with the Vikings or anyone else.

“I really do believe that probably at the end of those two years, it will be it,” Robison said to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “It’ll be about my time to call it, but we’ll see how I feel when I get there. … But I would say that more than likely, that will probably be the time that I’m going to have to lay things to the side and get ready for life after football.”

Robison has spent all 10 years of his NFL career with the team and is now the longest-tenured member of the Vikings. He was productive last year with 7.5 sacks, but knows he’ll be competing with Danielle Hunter this summer after Hunter led the team with 12.5 sacks in 2016. However they stack up, the Vikings will be well stocked at defensive end with Everson Griffen on the other side and it looks like they won’t have to worry too much about finding another piece for the rotation until next year.

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20 Responses to “Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season”
  1. dawoger says: Apr 16, 2017 11:35 AM

    Sadly another example of a decent player unfortunately wasting his football career in the land of the lavender Lokis.

  2. longtimefanh8tr says: Apr 16, 2017 11:45 AM

    Truth is, he can’t take being on a loser team anymore.

  3. gripless says: Apr 16, 2017 12:19 PM

    Griffen is overrated, may want to put Hunter over on his side

  4. whatjusthapped says: Apr 16, 2017 3:31 PM

    Judging by his effort on the field last year, I thought he already retired.

  5. allight59 says: Apr 16, 2017 4:28 PM

    Why are Packer fans even commenting? It’s obvious they know nothing about Defense in Cheeseland.

  6. cribbage12 says: Apr 16, 2017 4:47 PM

    This will be the most relevant Vikings story of the 2017 season.

  7. coachkilla6 says: Apr 16, 2017 6:24 PM

    Will Teddy learn how to walk by then?

  8. briang123 says: Apr 16, 2017 8:11 PM

    I thought he retired after the 2015 season.

  9. aypeeswhippingstick says: Apr 16, 2017 8:23 PM

    I thought he retired 3 years ago.

  10. ariani1985 says: Apr 16, 2017 8:40 PM

    Erin rogers is in the corner sucking his thumb and can finally breath with the news!

  11. stellarperformance says: Apr 16, 2017 9:23 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Apr 16, 2017 8:40 PM
    Erin rogers is in the corner sucking his thumb and can finally breath with the news!
    ////////////////////////

    who?

  12. ariani1985 says: Apr 16, 2017 9:32 PM

    Uhm, the femine QB for the turd Bay Packers who chokes in the playoffs, that guy. Others refer to him as trent dilfer 2.0!

  13. golforepar says: Apr 16, 2017 9:32 PM

    I thought he retired 4 years ago!

  14. beerbratscheese says: Apr 16, 2017 10:33 PM

    Hey Vikings fans. You want to talk about Brian Robison or “Erin” Rodgers? I bet Robison is absolutely embarrassed by his fan base right about now.

  15. flipola says: Apr 16, 2017 10:44 PM

    If not for catching his name at a glance when cycling through some Madden rosters, I’d never have heard of him.

  16. golforepar says: Apr 16, 2017 11:04 PM

    cheesewiz, How did you celebrate 3rd in the North? skololol!

  17. igocommando says: Apr 16, 2017 11:26 PM

    Gotta love all the “thought he retired x years ago” remarks. Robison is more reliable and more productive than clay matthews.

  18. ringurbell says: Apr 17, 2017 8:40 AM

    I think you mean clay statue

  19. aypeeswhippingstick says: Apr 17, 2017 10:33 AM

    This guy spends more time on his back than a Nevada hooker.

  20. fmc651 says: Apr 18, 2017 11:21 AM

    packer trolls on here acting like they don’t know the guy. Well on second thought they are usually so drunk by kickoff they might not remember him. But last year in the Bank . He strip sack Rodgers in the win. Not a superstar but he is a good player. Who is great in the locker room.

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