Jeff Robinson signs w/Rams

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Robinson begins second tour with Rams

    [size=-1]Associated Press[/size]

    ST. LOUIS - Tight end Jeff Robinson began his second stint with the St. Louis Rams on Monday, two days after being released by the Cowboys.

    The Rams released rookie tight end Jerome Collins, a fifth-round pick, to make room on the roster.

    Robinson was a tight end, long snapper and special teams captain with the Rams for five seasons beginning in 1997 before signing a four-year free-agent deal with Dallas. He played on two Super Bowl teams. The Rams already have a long snapper, Chris Massey, so Robinson probably won't be used in that capacity.

    "Jeff was a very integral part when we had those good runs here," coach Mike Martz said. "He's an outstanding tight end; he just happens to be a good long snapper, too.

    "A veteran like that knows how to play the game at a high level."

    When Robinson signed a $4.8 million deal with the Cowboys with a chance to start, there obviously were no hard feelings.

    "At that point in time we were in those, I guess you call them, high pay bands," Martz said. "We just didn't have the money to keep him."

    Robinson lost his job in Dallas to Jon Condo, one of 10 rookies to make that team.
  2. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Ratliff at Situational TE and Condo made him expendable.....
  3. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    I say good luck to Jeff. There were those who didn't appreciate what he did for the team--primarily because of his contract--but he was a solid player as a deepsnapper and situational tight end. The Rams are a better team with him back on the roster.
  4. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Glad he found a home but really there is almost no way he wouldn't have. He was just too expensive for the position he plays. I am glad to see some of the youg guys are giving us the flexibility we have been lacking for a while.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I knew he wouldn't be unemployed long.

    Dale did tell me he was a bit of a malcontent at times. Parcells really wanted him gone I think.
  6. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I always thought he was one of the vet we'd resign later so his contract wouldn't be guareenteed.

    Oh well.
  7. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Will we get compensated for him next year?
  8. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    If we lose a game due to a bad snap, I want to hear Parcells blame himself....

    Calculated risks are still risks.
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    As in picks. Hmm I don't think so. As a deep snapper, his contributions weren't remarkable enuff to generate compensatory picks, IMO. That's even if they use him as a tight end as the article alluded to.
  10. kenai

    kenai New Member

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    Absolutely not. You never get compensation for players you cut. Compensation is only awarded when you lose Free Agents to whom you made qualifying offers.

    Robinson was cut outright.
  11. Dallas4ever

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    Robinson seemed like a really nice guy. Glad he's still working.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  13. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    Wasn't Spears a blue chip TE out of highschool. :D
  14. jcblanco22

    jcblanco22 Active Member

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    Hos, funny you mention that, didn't we once hear a story about T-Ham and him having an argument? I could've sworn I remember that T-Ham told him "I hope you die" or something like that over something Robinson had done or said. I believe this was the summer of '03, and it might have been a story Dale told in chat during his initial summer interning over there.
  15. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    that would explain him being cut because i dont think parcells would have worried about his salary as dependable as he was. especially with parcells
    always talking about the importance of special teams. thanks
  16. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Yeah. The player with the ball in his hands has nothing to do with it. GEEZ!:banghead:
  17. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Not when the coach cut the better player. Parcells even admitted Robinson was better this week. If 'almost as good' ends up costing the Cowboys a game, it will come down to that coaching decision. IIRC Robinson performed exceptionally well as a snapper. I am unaware of a single bad snap. A grizzled vet, he had already performed under pressure. I hope Condo turns out to be as good.

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