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April 24, 2019 04:16 PM
Brian Robison: Retires from NFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison signed a one-day contract with the Vikings on Wednesday and subsequently announced his retirement from the NFL, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

Robison spent his entire 11-year career in Minnesota after the team drafted him in the fourth round in 2007. He missed just three games in his career and started 95 contests from 2011 to 2016, ultimately finishing with 206 tackles, 60 sacks and 13 forced fumbles during his career.

September 1, 2018 04:36 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Released by Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison was released by the Vikings on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Despite re-structuring his contract to remain in Minnesota, the organization elected to part ways with the 35-year-old defensive end after 11 seasons together. Robison saw a major decline in his snap count last year, but still managed to rack up 20 tackles and four sacks in 15 games. The Vikings will clear just over $1 million in salary cap space with his release.

June 8, 2018 11:16 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Expected to retire after season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison said that this season would "more than likely" be his last, Chris Tomasson of The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Robison is entering his 12th NFL season. He's played all of them for the Vikings and has been a consistent contributor along the defensive line. The veteran lineman said that he would have a definite answer regarding his pending retirement in August, but it would be a surprise to see him take the field again in 2019. Robison is again slotted to be a backup defensive end after racking up 4.0 sacks in 2017.

January 25, 2018 11:32 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Collects four sacks in 11th season with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison racked up four sacks and 20 combined tackles in 2017.

Robison's tackles and sacks were his fewest since 2010. The veteran still managed to play in 15 regular season games, a number he hasn't dipped below his entire career. With Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter the now starting on the edges, Robison has moved into more of a backup role on the defensive line, a position he should find himself in again during the final year of his contract in 2018.

January 24, 2018 03:40 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Collects tackle in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison accounted for his third tackle of the postseason, but the Eagles' backfield racked up 110 yards on the ground against the Vikings in Sunday's 38-7 blowout.

Robison has seen his role diminish in his 11th year as a Viking, starting in just one game after starting in all 51 of Minnesota's regular-season and postseason games between 2013 and 2016. As the only remaining member of the 2009 team that reached the NFC championship, Robison will look to help guide this third-ranked scoring defense back to the playoffs in 2018.

December 18, 2017 01:16 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Has two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison had four total tackles and two sacks in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Robison has seen his playing time decline this season as the Vikings try to keep him fresh at age 34. However, he can still make an impact in the pass rush.

November 24, 2017 12:40 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Active vs. Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Lions.

After fully participating in Wednesday's practice, Robison has officially been made active for Thursday's matchup with Detroit. Robison will once again be used as a reserve defensive end alongside Stephen Weatherly.

November 22, 2017 04:40 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Robison wasn't able to play Week 11 against the Rams but seems likely to suit up this time around after practicing without limitations Wednesday. If Robison is unavailable, Stephen Weatherly will presumably take on added snaps again.

November 19, 2017 11:44 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Inactive against Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The loss of Robison will be offset by the return of Everson Griffen after he missed one game with a foot injury.

November 17, 2017 04:08 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Appears on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (back) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official site reports.

Robison has been playing very high snap counts as the Vikings' No. 3 defensive end, but he only has 11 tackles (seven solo) and one sack to show for it. If he's unable to play Sunday, Stephen Weatherly could see increased action as the Vikings aim to contain Rams running back Todd Gurley.

October 16, 2017 12:48 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Gets first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison had three total tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

It was his first sack of the season. Robison has seen his playing time decrease from 53 snaps per game last season to 40 per game this year. He can still rush the passer, but is getting fewer opportunities as the Vikings aim to keep the 34-year old fresh.

September 12, 2017 08:04 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: No tackles despite playing 38 snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison didn't record a tackle or sack in Monday's win over the Saints, but played 38 of 62 snaps on offense.

Robison looks set to be a regular in the defensive line rotation despite some whispers he could see a much reduced role this season at age 34. He may start the season slow after he struggled with a groin injury in the preseason.

September 9, 2017 05:56 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Free from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (groin) was not listed on the Vikings' final injury report heading into Monday night's season opener against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Robison's status for the opener was up in the air after he sat out the entire preseason, as well as being limited at practice this week. However, it appears the Vikings were just ensuring the 34-year-old's health to start the year. Do not expect him to take on a heavy workload right away, but the veteran figures to see some rotational snaps at defensive end as the season progresses.

September 8, 2017 03:24 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (groin) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday.

Robison did not play at all in the preseason and did not practice earlier this week, so the fact he participated in any capacity is a step in the right direction. The 34-year-old's status for Monday's game against the Saints remains uncertain at best.

September 6, 2017 12:44 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison (leg) rehabbed on the sidelines instead of practicing with the team Tuesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

If Robison is unable to play Monday against the Saints, the Vikings will be missing a serious pass-rushing threat. If he's unable to play, expect Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen to eat up extra snaps with Stephen Weatherly and Ifeadi Odenigbo rotating in sparingly.

August 28, 2017 11:32 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Hasn't played in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison missed Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers and hasn't played in a preseason game this season as he has dealt with a leg injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. However, he said he expects to play in the regular-season opener.

As a 34-year old veteran, there's no reason for Robison to play in the preseason if he's not at full strength. He'll likely be read for Week 1.

March 24, 2017 09:56 AM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Signs extension through 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison signed a one-year extension that takes his contract through 2018, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Robison agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from a non-guaranteed $5.3 million to a fully-guaranteed $3.9 million, with the number then dropping to $3.2 million (including $1.25 million guaranteed) for 2018. He'll turn 34 in April and has never recorded double-digit sacks in a season, but his run defense and consistency have long made him an asset to the Vikings. Robison has played 15 or 16 games in each of his 10 NFL seasons, recording 4.5 or more sacks each of the past six years while starting every contest he's played.

December 12, 2016 01:15 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Gets seventh sack in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison had a sack and a QB hit in Sunday's win at Jacksonville.

Robison has been a consistent force on the defensive line all season, but he's been hot lately with three sacks in his last four games.

November 21, 2016 01:40 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Gets fifth sack in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison had a sack and two total tackles in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Robison had gone five games without a sack, which corresponded with Minnesota's four-game losing streak. It looks like he and the defensive line are back on track.

October 10, 2016 02:34 PM
Vikings' Brian Robison: Has two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robison had two sacks and three quarterback hits in Sunday's win over Houston.

Robison has benefited from the overall defense's play as he's getting more opportunities to reach the quarterback. He has four sacks and two forced fumbles. He could be well on his way to meeting his career high of nine sacks.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/259
Birthdate:
04/27/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Texas
NFL Experience:
12
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