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NFL: Vikings DE Brian Robison Signs 4-Year, $28.3 M Extension
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NFL: Vikings DE Brian Robison Signs 4-Year, $28.3 M Extension

Oct 9 2013, 11:58pm CDT | by

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison signed a four-year, $28.3 million extension with the team on Wednesday.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison signed a four-year, $28.3 million extension with the team on Wednesday. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal cites his colleague Ian Rapoport when he reported on...

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NFL: Vikings DE Brian Robison Signs 4-Year, $28.3 M Extension

Oct 9 2013, 11:58pm CDT | by

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison signed a four-year, $28.3 million extension with the team on Wednesday.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison signed a four-year, $28.3 million extension with the team on Wednesday.

NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal cites his colleague Ian Rapoport when he reported on Robison's extension. He says the deal "is a four-year extension worth up to $28.3 million with escalators for sacks (in the ballpark of totals Robison's recently posted), per a source involved in the deal."

Robison was rewarded with a $5 million signing bonus and $13.1 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport.

Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune points out Robison is in the least year of a contract he signed in 2011. He chose to sign an extension during the season rathern than opt for free agency once it concludes. 

Robison emphasized he wanted to seize an opportunity to start and finish his pro football career with the same team. He also thanked the Vikings for the previous contract he signed three years ago, which proved his worth as an NFL starter. 

"I think in any player's mind, anytime you have an opportunity to hit free agency, it creates a little bit of excitement. But after me and my family sat down and talked about things, we realize there's not a whole lot of guys in the league that get to start their career in one place and end their career in one place. 

"This is an opportunity for me to do that.

"That deal, to me, was an opportunity to be a starter and an opportunity to prove myself in this league. 

"I was able to do that. I'm not going to sit here and toot my horn. I'm just very thankful to the Vikings for giving me that opportunity."

For his part, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier spoke with Fox Sports North's Brian Hall and raved about Robison.

"With Brian, it's consistent play throughout his time here. He's continually gotten better. We can utilize him as an inside rusher. 

"He has improved as a run defender as well, and his work ethic and character as well. And those things are important to us. 

"He's a solid performer for our team, so we're fortunate that he wanted to come back to our team rather than go on the open market at the end of the season."

Robison has 31 sacks in seven NFL seasons but has only one sack through Week 6 in 2013. 

According to USA Today Sports' Tom Pelissero, Robison's new contract leaves just $200,000 in salary cap space for the Vikings, who recently signed disgruntled former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman to a one-year deal.

Among the key defensive players who remained unsigned for next season include Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Fred Evans and Everson Griffen

 

 


 

 
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Minnesota Vikings Must Get More from Defensive Line to Stay Competitive in NFC

Sep 17 2014 1:52am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The ebbs and flows have already begun for the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. The team isn’t just all over the map off the field. Multiple units followed up stellar Week 1 showings with duds in Week 2. The defensive line is at the forefront of that polarizing play. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots minced the entire Vikings defense on Sunday. The defensive line getting torn apart stands out above the rest. Its struggles against New England were equal parts surprising and concerni ...
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