With Von Miller suspended and Lerentee McCray off to the injured reserve list, the Denver Broncos claimed former Steelers and Eagles OLB Adrian Robinson off of waivers on Sunday.
Robinson came into the league with Pittsburgh last year out of Temple, where he had a really solid senior season. He racked up 52 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, and an interception.
He was traded for Felix Jones this offseason with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he couldn’t crack the roster.
Robinson might actually be a better fit for the Broncos, who will use him in a variety of ways as a reserve defensively. He will come in as a situational rusher–in theory–both as a linebacker and defensive end. The Broncos have little depth in that area with Von Miller out for six games.
This is a big, strong prospect at 6’1″ 250 pounds who runs a 4.71 and bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times. He showed significant explosiveness as a pass rusher back in 2009 when he had 14 tackles for loss and 12 sacks to go along with an astounding five forced fumbles.
This is a solid pickup by the Denver Broncos, scouring the waiver wire.