Roster Moves: Eagles sign edge-rusher from Vikings’ practice squad
The Eagles have added some much-needed depth at defensive end, signing former 4th-round pick Janarius Robinson from Minnesota’s practice squad.
Robinson will fill the void left by Derek Barnett, who was lost for the season to an ACL tear and placed on IR.
The Eagles signed DE Janarius Robinson to the active roster off the Vikings’ practice squad ahead of the Vikings game. He takes Derek Barnett’s spot on the roster; Barnett heads to IR.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 13, 2022
Robinson was a 2021 4th-round pick out of Florida State.
Another player with draft pedigree.
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Robinson, 6’5”, 258 pounds, spent his entire rookie season on IR after being drafted by the Vikings last year. During his four-year career at Florida State, Robinson totaled 8.0 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss.
The 25-year-old has been praised for his physical traits around the league and will have a chance to carve out a role in Jonathan Gannon’s DE rotation. Robinson now joins Trey Sermon and Ian Book as the third midround pick from last year’s class that Philly has picked up in recent weeks.
Janarius Robinson’s scouting report via The Draft Network:
“Robinson has long arms, heavy hands, and a stocky build that was engineered to play on the edge in the NFL. He is a powerful run defender, smart processor, and has plenty of tools to become a more effective pass rusher. He has some really exciting flashes rushing the passer where his length, flexibility, rush variety, effort, and hand power shine.
There is room for Robinson to round out his game by learning how to consistently apply his immense physical gifts on the field and deploy his rush plan quicker. Robinson has the skill set to start as a 5-technique in a 3-4 front but could very well also serve as a base end in a 4-3. Robinson is the type of prospect that screams better pro than college player as he gets the right coaching to help unleash his physical tools.”
The Eagles welcome Minnesota to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night; maybe Robinson will have some intel on how to slow down Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson.
Again, effort. JRob hustles to catch Durant on the long gain. pic.twitter.com/UoaEUMTIdN— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) December 13, 2020
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