UPDATE: Laurent Robinson was signed by the Cowboys early Wednesday morning. FB Tony Fiammetta, who was just acquired on Sunday, was cut in order to make room for Robinson on the roster.
Former Ram wideout Laurent Robinson will work-out for the Dallas Cowboys today. The 4th year veteran from Illinois State played in 14 games last season. He recorded 34 receptions for 344 yards and two touchdowns.
Robinson began his career with Atlanta. In his rookie season, he recorded 37 receptions with 437 yards and one touchdown. But his last three years in the league have been fraught with injury and inconsistency. Between 2008-2010, the former third round pick played in just nine games.
Robinson was traded to the Rams in 2009, where he was instantly named a starter. He was leading the team in receiving with 13 receptions for 167 until Week 3, when he broke his fibula. Robinson was placed on Injured Reserve and missed the rest of that season.
Despite the injury, Robinson was made a Rams’ starter again the following year. But he was clearly not 100%. Robinson seemed to have lost a step and struggled with dropped balls. He was also hobbled by a foot injury. Robinson was targeted 75 times last year. He only recorded 34 receptions.
During this year’s NFL lockout, Robinson worked out with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald. He said he’s never felt better. In August, he was signed by the Chargers. Despite catching six passes for 120 yards in the preseason finale, Robinson was released over the weekend.
Robinson believes that he is finally healthy and ready for a breakout season. He has a lot of upside and would bring some added veteran experience to our young receiver core. If he can fight off the injury bug, he could make a good 3rd wide receiver for Dallas. Unfortunately, that is one big “if”.