Today was the deadline for the Minnesota Vikings to activate cornerback Josh Robinson from the Physically Unable to Perform List, and it appears that they have done just that.
According to numerous sources on the Twitter, the Vikings have activated Robinson and placed him on the 53-man roster. In order to make room for him, tight end Chase Ford was released.
Robinson suffered a pectoral injury during Organized Team Activities shortly before camp. He was placed on the PUP List during Training Camp, meaning that he could receive medical treatments and go to meetings and things of that nature, but he could not practice with the team. He returned to practice a couple of weeks ago.
Ford has been the odd man out in the Vikings' tight end rotation all season. He was only active for one game, and that was due to an injury to Rhett Ellison. Ford actually saw a decent amount of time in 2014, catching 23 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown. But for now, at least, it appears that his time in Minnesota is over with.
At this point, it remains to be seen how Robinson is going to fit into the cornerback rotation. He had a bit of a renaissance in 2014 after a disastrous 2013 as the Vikings tried to force him into a slot corner role that he was ill-suited for. Minnesota's pass defense has been solid so far this season, but in this league you can't have too many capable cornerbacks. Hopefully Robinson will be up to the task.