“When I woke up and saw that at first it was a little shocking,” Goff said (via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times). “But part of the business, man. It sucks. But Greg was a good teammate, a good friend and wish him the best.”
Robinson started all 14 of his games in 2016, his lone season protecting Goff. The quarterback ultimately played in seven games as a rookie, completing 54.6-percent of his passes for 1,089 yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Goff was also sacked a team-high 26 times.
Let’s take a look at some more NFC notes…
- Defensive end Akiem Hicks had a chance to join the Patriots last offseason, but he took a more lucrative offer with the Bears. The 27-year-old ended up winning three games in Chicago, while New England ultimately won the Super Bowl. Despite this fact, Hicks doesn’t regret his decision. ‘‘Not in the slightest,’’ he told Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘Because one of the reasons I came here was . . . a chance to rebuild. I had a chance to be a part of something growing. Being a prominent player [on the Patriots], I enjoyed that aspect of it. I think it’s going to benefit me going forward.’’
- Vikings 2015 third-round pick Danielle Hunter is focused on earning a starting spot in 2016, and his apparent offseason body transformation has some of his teammates supporting that sentiment.“I feel like a few more pounds can be good,’’ Hunter, who gained five pounds of muscle, told Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com. “My goal was to just gain weight (during the offseason). I thought I was a little bit too light last year.’’ Hunter will presumably be competing with veteran Brian Robison for a starting gig.
- Yesterday, commissioner Roger Goodell denied that free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed by NFL owners.