Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Did Vikings Do Robinson a Favor by Releasing Him?

I'm confused by the release of WR Marcus Robinson. Does anyone have any idea? I see the Vikings will save roughly $117,000 for the final game versus Saint Louis and now will save $2 million for his 2007 contract. I'm assuming it's okay to take the cap hit on his signing bonus (that won't be distributed over the final year of his contract).
If he gets picked up by a playoff team (the Colts, Chargers, Cowboys and Ravens have been listed a potential suitors), we could get a ring out of the deal.
Either way, he's betting paid. How odd!
For the Vikings, does this create discord? Or was he a problem and the players rally behind coach Childress? Any thoughts?