Monday, May 12, 2008
Packers Release Koren Robinson
The Green Bay Packers released WR Koren Robinson late last week. In a move that was destined to happen, the Pack surprised a few by doing so this early. Green Bay used its first pick in the 2008 NFL draft on WR Jordy Nelson from Kansas State. Nelson figured to be the 4th or 5th WR for the Pack this year and brings his tenacious playing ability and excellent hands to an already deep receiving corps. Green Bay also drafted another WR, Brett Swain in the 7th round this year. He looks to be a practice squad guy.
The two guys who's jobs were in jeopardy with the Packers were Ruvell Martin & Koren Robinson. It was even thought Robinson had an edge due to his special teams ability, but his time has run out. The former 1st round pick (9th overall in 2001) of the Seattle Seahawks has had his fair share of problems off the field, but had looked to keep clean with his time in Green Bay. He also had chronic knee problems which has troubled him late in his career.
The Packers tried to trade Robinson but found no takers, so rather than go to camp with K-Rob, the Packers did the right thing and released Robinson giving him a chance to sign with another team and get to know their offense rather than scramble to find a team at the start of the regular season. A few teams have shown interest in Robinson, but as of today remains unsigned.