Posted May 18th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Brian Robison chases down Tony RomoThe Minnesota Vikings traded with the Kansas City Chiefs for top sack artist Jared Allen but they weren’t willing to part with former Longhorn [tag]Brian Robison[/tag] to do it.

The Chiefs asked for Robison as part of the deal but Vikings preferred to give up another high draft pick as part of the trade rather than part with Robison. Last year Robison had 4.5 sacks in limited snaps and this season he’ll be the team’s third defensive end and should be on the field more frequently.

Read more details from the Viking Buzz blog* below:

In case you didn’t catch this in Adam Caplan’s Minicamp Insider 1.0* recently, he writes “A league source familiar with the situation notes the Kansas City Chiefs asked for DE Brian Robison to be included in the trade for DE Jared Allen,” Caplan reported. “Minnesota is pretty high on the former University of Texas defensive lineman and told the Chiefs they wouldn’t give him up. Robison is expected to be the first end off the bench this season for the Vikings.”

This little tidbit is a testament to the upside potential the Vikings see in Robison. While most people probably pigeon-hole Robison as a promising pass-rush specialist, be assured the Vikings see more in him that just one-trick-pony potential…

It speaks for itself that the Chiefs tried to get Robison included in the Jared Allen trade. It also says plenty the Vikings were instead willing to up their ante in the form of another high draft choice instead.

Pretty exciting to see that both teams are so high on Robison. Hopefully he can have a big season and keep moving up the depth chart to become an every down player.

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  1. reply to  #1

    nic robison

    im from kansas city,mo and i think it would of been awesome for brian robison to play for kansas city cause he is my favorite deffensive end of all time ive been watching him since his freshman year of college and ive always wanted to meet him.

    Go Vikings super bowl 2008

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