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Originally published October 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM | Page modified October 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

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Michael Robinson to come in for physical with Seahawks

The Seahawks will bring in former fullback Michael Robinson for a physical Monday as they search for ways to fill their sudden void at that position.


Seattle Times staff reporter

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The Seahawks will bring in former fullback Michael Robinson for a physical Monday as they search for ways to fill their sudden void at that position.

Seattle ended its win at Arizona on Thursday night without a healthy fullback after Derrick Coleman hurt his hamstring in the second quarter. Coleman was the only healthy fullback on the roster with rookie Spencer Ware out since the second game of the season with a high ankle sprain.

Robinson played the 2010-12 seasons with the Seahawks, being named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, but was released in the cutdown to 53 players this year.

At the time, Robinson was ailing with what he later termed in an interview with KJR-AM as “a real bad reaction’’ to prescription medicine.

He missed the last two exhibition games due to the illness, having lost weight in the process. Robinson was also due to make $2.5 million this season, and the combination of that salary and the uncertainty over his health compelled Seattle to go with younger and cheaper players in Coleman and Ware.

Coleman, though, was hurt in the second quarter of the win against the Cardinals on a play in which he made an 8-yard reception.

Seattle returns to practice Tuesday in preparation for its next game, Oct. 28 at St. Louis.

Seattle has a full 53 players on its active roster and would have to make a move to create room if it brought back Robinson.

Robinson, 30, had a career-high six starts last season and also was a special-teams captain for a second consecutive year and is an acknowledged leader in the locker room as well as a fan favorite due in part to his Real Rob Report videos.

Bob Condotta: 206-515-5699 or bcondotta@seattletimes.com.



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