Vikings reach deal with WR Koren Robinson

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  1. Jon

    Jon New Member

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    Agent: Vikings reach deal with WR Koren Robinson
    Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune

    The agent for Koren Robinson said today that the wide receiver has reached an agreement in principle on a two-year contract with the Vikings.

    Alvin Keels refused to give any financial details of the contract, but said he expects it to be signed Tuesday.

    Keels said Robinson, the former Seattle Seahawks first-round draft pick, won't play in Sunday's regular-season opener against Tampa Bay, but he should be ready for Week 2, when the Vikings travel to Cincinnati.

    Robinson, 25, sought treatment this summer for alcoholism and has a Sept. 14 court date stemming from a drunken driving conviction.

    He was selected ninth overall by Seattle in the 2001 draft. His best season came in 2002, when he caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards. But the Seahawks released him in June after several off-field incidents, the latest a drunken driving stop in May in which he registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.19.

    Robinson pleaded guilty July 18 and was sentenced to one day in jail with 364 days suspended, but the case was reopened when officers smelled alcohol on his breath when he arrived to serve his day in jail.
  2. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    That's dumb.

    Trade away a troubled WR who makes plays and then you sign an even more troubled WR who doesn't.

    Maybe he can keep the Wizinator out of trouble when they both serve their suspensions.:D
  3. Boy's fan in Giant land

    Boy's fan in Giant land New Member

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    Unbelievable. They get rid of one headcase only to sign another.
  4. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, if I'd known they wanted a WR that can't catch, I would've sent them Quincy Morgan....and Morgan doesn't have all the off-field issues.
  5. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Except they recieved a good LB and a first round pick for Moss and got Koren Robinson for nothing. If he's no good, or still has alcohol problems, they can cut him having lost very little.

    It's a low risk, high reward. Koren's definitely got talent, if he's finally straight, the offense will definitely be better with him than without.

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