Veteran wide receiver Laurent Robinson most recently played football for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was released last season after four concussions in a four-month period. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero recently Tweeted that Robinson has been medically cleared to play again, but what team will sign him? Pelissero tweeted that he has up to seven workouts scheduled with NFL clubs.
During the offseason, it was reported that Robinson was still experiencing sensitivity to light and the sound of his crying child gave him severe headaches. He was medically cleared by an Orlando-based facility.
If healthy, the receiver should have little trouble finding work. The San Francisco 49ers are in search of receiver help. The Baltimore Ravens reportedly just signed 37-year old Brandon Stokley but could still use help after losing TE Dennis Pitta.
A team that could fly under the radar for Robinson might just be the San Diego Chargers. Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune is reporting that Robert Meachem looks terrible on the field. Acee describes Meachem as a receiver “who can’t separate, runs poor routes and has undependable hands, and has no business being on the field.” This scathing review comes on the heels of the Chargers losing a receiver who figured to contribute a lot to this year’s offense, Danario Alexander. Alexander, who surprised many last year with the Chargers, tore his ACL last week and will miss the season.
The New York Jets are a team that is also in need of some offensive playmakers.
Robinson has reportedly already worked out for the San Francisco 49ers as well as the New England Patriots and was rumored to have been scheduling a workout with the New Orleans Saints about a week ago.
Robinson is well traveled around the NFL. Originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, he also spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys before signing with the Jaguars prior to last season. His best season came in 2011 after logging 54 receptions for 858 yards and 11 scores.
Robinson is a risk, no doubt.