The former Minnesota Vikings receiver Aldrick Robinson is headed to Carolina on a one-year deal. Carolina will be Robinson’s sixth team in seven seasons. The journeyman is known as a a deep threat, and that’s the recognition he wants to continue with the Panthers.
The 30-year old will add veteran depth to the Panthers’ already seasoned receiving core. Along with Robinson will be 29-year old Torrey Smith, 33-year old tight end Greg Olsen, 31-year old, newly acquired Chris Hogan and 30-year old, former Viking Jarius Wright.
Despite a seasoned core, Carolina also had five players under the age of 25 who caught 281 passes for 3,031 yards and 19 touchdowns. The total amount of receiving yards was 4,071 and 28 touchdowns from 15 active receivers last season.
Robinson was targeted 35 times and caught 17 receptions for 231 yards and five touchdowns. He had a 48.6 catch percentage, but it’s hard to take that into consideration because he’s known as the deep ball guy. If no other receivers are open, the quarterback’s just going to toss it out of bounds and Robinson’s typically the one in the vicinity.
He’s caught 86 passes for 1,422 yards and reeled in 14 touchdowns throughout his career. Robinson’s longest catch was during his rookie year in 2012 with the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III tossed him about a 60-yard pass and Robinson took it to the house for a 68-yard touchdown.