Vikings move on from Brian Robison

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As the Vikings paid out more and more money to young, core players, older players with higher salaries necessarily were at risk.

On Saturday, that risk became a reality for veteran defensive lineman Brian Robison.

Per a league source, the Vikings have informed Robison that he is being released. The 35-year-old pass rusher joined the team in 2007, and he became a full-time starter in 2011. Last year, he lost his spot in the starting lineup to Danielle Hunter, but Robison remained a key member of the rotation.

In 11 years with the Vikings, Robison racked up 60 sacks.

Robison had been on the books for a veteran-minimum deal of $1.015 million. He instantly becomes a free agent.

42 responses to “Vikings move on from Brian Robison

  1. I was afraid that would happen. They have too many good young defensive linemen to keep a guy who won’t be around next year. His salary is only $1M, so that isn’t the reason they cut him. Great guy, fantastic pro, great career.

  2. A non-descript 4th rounder turned into a team leader and one of the all-time Vikings greats. Much like Greenway, he might not have ever been the best player on the team, but he was definitely one of the most valuable year in and year out.

  3. One of the more underrated players for years, always had a lot of respect for him as a player as a man. Great team leader, Tom of heart and effort and always did things the right way. Wish him the best of luck with whatever the future holds, which I assume will involve fishing

  4. All you saying this dude is a “class act” and a great guy”….are we talking about the same person? I met Brian Robison on multiple occasions. The dude is a d-bag.

  5. saberwolf335 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    This couldn’t have been an easy decision to make. A class act guy who always gave it his all

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    A guy who’s most famous play is kicking an offensive lineman in the junk after the play was over, and the Vikings fans refer to him as a “class act”….can’t make this up.

  6. We’re glad in Green Bay to see BRob gone. He played with Brett and reminded us of Favre’s best season. In Minnesota.

    Also good to see my friend Tokyo back after disappearing last year, using his ten aliases to shore up our Packerfandom. Just hope he removed his tail from between his legs. That had to be uncomfortable.

  7. Home town zero guy calling B Rob a coward… geez. Be a man. Don’t be a boy.
    Whatever.
    Robison was a true professional. A Good man, and a good player. He will be missed.

  8. I hate to see this happen, but I’m not completely surprised by it. The DL is stocked with young talent (Hunter, Bower, Johnson, Holmes, Weatherly), and keeping Robison as a reserve would have forced a younger player out. Thanks for 11 years of your best effort.

    Hope he finds work elsewhere, a team with fans classier than those non-Viking fans posting.

  9. taintedsaints2009 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    Sad!

    But bring on Bowers and weatherly! I’m telling you, these are future studs!!!!
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    Yes, much like we’ve been told that Patterson and Treadwell were going to be future studs on the other side of the football.
    Enjoy season 58 of nothing.

  10. BRob should be grabbed once a starter somewhere gets a case of turftoe or something. My vote for best timed takeaway for his team was at Soldiers Field in 2015 when he striped nemesis Cutler a quarter before their clock operator inserted himself in the game at the end.

  11. This is the type of player the Lions have been signing. Vet with low contract w/incentives. Wouldn’t be surprised if he is approached by Lions. The line is in desperate need.

  12. Tough cut. He could contribute mostly in the locker room a veteran leader. His signing was low budget, however more critical, he took up a 53 man roster spot. Slick Rick streamlined & maximized the roster for contributing players on the field.
    Besides, Brian contemplated retirement last season.

  13. 250dollarnflowner says:
    September 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    He would be the defensive team MVP in Green Bay… in MN there’s just no room for him.
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    Was he hurt against the Eagles? Is that why they embarrassed themselves during the most important game of their careers? Being “the most vaunted” during the regular season will earn you an attaboy. Being exposed as pretenders in the postseason won’t even get you that.

  14. stellarperformance says:
    September 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    250dollarnflowner says:
    September 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    He would be the defensive team MVP in Green Bay… in MN there’s just no room for him.
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    Was he hurt against the Eagles? Is that why they embarrassed themselves during the most important game of their careers? Being “the most vaunted” during the regular season will earn you an attaboy. Being exposed as pretenders in the postseason won’t even get you that.
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    And GB being exposed as pretenders in week 7 must have been thrilling for you.
    What week will the preseason super bowl poll winners become irrelevant in 2018?

  15. Stellar – who won the checkers tournament the packers awesome defense was playing during the NFC championship?

  16. mnrasslinggovjesse says:

    This is different than the way the Packers “disrespected” Jordy Nelson, right?
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    Unlike the Packers, the Vikings gave Robison the entire preseason to make the team.

    The Packers just released Jordy without giving him a chance to make the 2018 53 man roster on merit.

    Clearly a case of apples vs oranges – but your inability to comprehend the truth is your problem.

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