Some moves were put into place over at Minnesota Vikings headquarters early Monday afternoon that resulted in the official signing and a hopeful signing of two new players, along with the departure of one.
The Vikings have signed former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Aldrick Robinson and have decided to waive kicker Daniel Carlson. Minnesota hopes to sign former Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey, but our very own Daily Norseman writer Ted Glover has you covered with that part of the story here.
Now about Robinson:
Some may consider Robinson to be a journeyman. He’s participated in 70 games with four different teams over the past seven seasons. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound wideout spent three years with the Washington Redskins, where Kirk Cousins was throwing the rock around. He was traded to Baltimore where he didn’t play any. He then spent a full season with both the Atlanta Falcons and the 49ers.
Wanna see the newest Viking? Speedster. He will spread the field. I questioned it, but I didn't see him... Until now Alderic Robinson✨ https://t.co/0pGysxDMq6— Nolan Lane aka Joe Parkhurst (@Nolan_Lane_) September 17, 2018
In the 70 games that the 29-year-old has played in, Robinson has recorded 69 receptions off of 145 targets for 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns. Last season he played in 16 games and was targeted 48 times and only caught 19 passes, but managed almost 14 yards a carry.
The move came after a lackluster performance by Laquon Treadwell who missed a few key passes that were thrown to him in Sunday’s game against the Packers.
It will be interesting to see how Robinson will fit in with the already lethal Minnesota offense.