Aldrick Robinson couldn’t quite make the 49ers’ 53-man roster out of camp but will have another opportunity.
The Vikings are signing the eighth-year veteran wide receiver, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com report (on Twitter). He’ll join a receiving corps that carried five players going into Monday afternoon.
Although the Vikings were the only known team to work out Robinson, the Patriots and Bills also explored adding him as well, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News tweets.
Set to turn 30 next week, Robinson will be the oldest Vikings wideout. Minnesota rosters third-year man Laquon Treadwell, second-season cog Stacy Coley and rookie Brandon Zylstra behind its starters. If the Vikings aren’t keen on carrying six wideouts, one of the latter duo could be on the chopping block.
Robinson worked out for the Vikings prior to Week 1, and it apparently went well enough the team had him in its wait-and-see queue. The former sixth-round Redskins pick has twice averaged more than 20 yards per catch, with the 2012 and ’13 Redskins, and has followed Kyle Shanahan to three cities — trekking to Atlanta and then San Francisco. With the 2017 49ers, Robinson caught 19 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns.
Treadwell’s four receptions represent the only passes a Vikings receiver not named Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen has caught this season.
6 comments on “Vikings To Add WR Aldrick Robinson”
Sign Jake Wieneke! He would have caught all of them passes that #11 dropped
I could easily see Treadwell losing his job soon. As a receiver, he has one job…catch the ball. and he can barely do that
The guy is Troy Williamson part 2…cut him and sign a professional WR…not an imposter!
Sign Jake Wieneke! He just catches everything
Jarius Wright plays for the Panthers. The Vikings 3rd, 4th and 5th WR’s are Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra and Stacy Coley.
Why hasn’t Zylstra gotten an opportunity yet? I know he’s a rookie but he led the CFL in yards receiving last year. Good enough for a 3rd receiver in a team IMO.