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Will Robinson Quickly Gets Demoted

Posted by Matt Terl on July 30, 2010 – 3:43 pm

First-round pick Trent Williams signed today, and was immediately put on the field in the starting left tackle spot. The fans rejoiced, the beat writers exhaled, and Williams got to take the podium and give the press conference describing where he was when he found out. (Sleepless in Northern Virginia, if you’re curious, which is much less exciting that Brian Orakpo’s “eating sushi with my fiance” from last year.) Everyone was thrilled.

Except, maybe, for offensive tackle Will Robinson, who entered training camp yesterday as the team’s starting left tackle. (That’s him protecting Donovan McNabb‘s blindside above.)

This was quite the leap for Robinson, an undrafted free agent who joined the Redskins in October of last year and saw limited action after the entire offensive line was decimated by injury. But his fall was as swift as his rise, and today he summarily lost his spot to the newly-signed rookie.

I caught up with Robinson after practice today and asked him the obvious question: what did the coaches see in just one practice that they demoted him so quickly, and for such an unproven talent? Read more »


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