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Koren Robinson
#18 - WR - Seattle Seahawks

Height: 6'1'' Weight: 205
Born: 03/19/1980
College: North Carolina State
2006 Projections
000AVG (82%)

Player Analysis: Robinson was recently signed by the Seahawks after proving to them that he has gotten over his troubles with alcohol. He'll get a chance to contribute given his familiarity with Holmgren and the complete injury epidemic that has struck Seattle's wide receivers.

Fantasy Football Impact: Robinson made the Pro Bowl as a returner and may be worth keeping an eye on if your league counts return yards and he wins the job. He's a long shot, though.


Injured Ferguson out for the season - 10/24/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

If Robert Ferguson heals well enough and shows no aftereffects of a serious foot injury, the Green Bay Packers want him back next year. Ferguson was put on injured reserve Monday with a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, ending yet another disappointing season for the former second-round draft choice. The injury is to the Lisfranc joint, where the metatarsal bones attach to the rest of the foot. Given his salary cap number will be $2.5 million next season and it's unlikely he'll be a starter, it wouldn't be surprising if the Packers decided to negotiate an injury settlement and let him go. But general manager Ted Thompson said emphatically that he wanted Ferguson back next season. "Absolutely not, no" Thompson said when asked if the Packers were considering an injury settlement. "We want Robert with us. We want him to be a Packer. This doesn't have anything to do with any history he's had in the past and any injury he's had. This is just a bad-luck injury. It's just part of the price you pay in the National Football League." At the end of this season, Ferguson will have missed 36 of a possible 96 games since being selected in 2001, 21 of which were because of injury. He was also inactive for 15 games his rookie year for non-injury reasons. In the four seasons before this one, in which he had started 25 games, he averaged just 27 catches. In training camp, he lost his starting job to rookie Greg Jennings and served as the No. 3 receiver until his injury. He had five catches for 31 yards and a touchdown and was in danger of falling behind Koren Robinson into the No. 4 spot. Nevertheless, Thompson appears to like Ferguson's toughness on special teams, experience in the offensive system and locker room presence. "We want Robert to be a healthy, happy member of this organization," Thompson said.


Favre rips the NFL on suspension policy - 10/19/2006
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Brett Favre blasted the NFL's policy that prohibits suspended receiver Koren Robinson from stepping foot inside the Green Bay Packers' facility or having any official contact with club officials. One day after Robinson was slapped with a year-long suspension for again violating its substance abuse policy, Favre on Wednesday questioned the rationale of that part of the suspension. "If you suspend him for a year, fine," Favre said. "That's your call. But to ban him from the building and the support group that can help him? I saw him cleaning out his locker yesterday. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense. At least let him come in where guys can say, 'Hey, Koren, can we help you out? You need someone to talk to?' "I'm no expert, but I would think that you'd want people to reach out to him and be within an organization that can help him as opposed to saying you're banned from the building." Favre became as close to Robinson as anyone in the locker room during Robinson's brief tenure with the team. Favre reached out to Robinson shortly after the Packers signed him last month and offered whatever help or advice he could provide while Robinson dealt with his legal and drinking problems. Robinson was suspended for one calendar year retroactive to Sept. 18 because he was in Stage Three of the league's substance abuse program when he was arrested on alcohol- and traffic-related charges in August in Minnesota. Robinson on Tuesday entered a not guilty plea to those charges, but the league felt it had enough evidence to suspend him. Simply consuming alcohol was enough for the league to enact the ban.


NFL suspends WR Koren Robinson for one year - 10/17/2006
Source: ESPN

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson was suspended without pay Tuesday for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league's action came hours after Robinson pleaded not guilty to charges of drunken driving and fleeing police stemming from a high-speed chase in August. Robinson was taken into custody earlier Tuesday because of a warrant in Blue Earth County for a previous traffic violation. He was released a short time later, after his attorney went to a bank to withdraw $1,000 to post bond. The more serious charges came when Robinson was with the Minnesota Vikings. His car topped 100 mph as police chased him from St. Peter to the Vikings' training camp headquarters in Mankato on Aug. 15. Police say Robinson's blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08. The Vikings cut Robinson, and he signed with the Packers in September. This month, Robinson was sentenced to three months in jail for violating probation on a separate drunken-driving case in Kirkland, Wash., last year. He plans to serve that sentence after the season. Robinson already had been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy in 2004. St. Peter is about 57 miles southwest of Minneapolis, and about 10 miles north of Mankato.


Robinson readies for court - 10/17/2006
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson is expected to plead not guilty to alcohol- and traffic-related charges stemming from an August incident when he appears today in court in St. Peter, Minn. Robinson, 26, missed part of practice on Monday afternoon and was scheduled to leave for Minnesota on Monday evening. Though Robinson wouldn't get into specifics, he indicated he had no intention of pleading guilty or entering into a plea bargain with prosecutors. Robinson was a member of the Minnesota Vikings when he was arrested Aug. 16 after police allege he was driving more than 100 mph on his way back to training camp in Mankato, Minn. He was charged with one felony count of fleeing in a motor vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence and three other misdemeanors. A sobriety test measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.11 percent. Minnesota's legal limit is 0.8 percent. Robinson was suspended by the NFL for four games in 2004 after a drunken-driving incident in Seattle while a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Shortly after the Packers signed Robinson last month, the NFL told Robinson he will be suspended for one year, pending an appeal. He'll be allowed to play until his appeal is heard. Robinson's lawyer, David Cornwell, told the Press-Gazette last week he's trying to get the appeal hearing postponed until after the charges in Minnesota are resolved.


Despite bye, team works in pads - 10/13/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

There aren't many teams in the National Football League that practice in pads the week of their bye, but Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy did it twice this week before sending his players off for a three-day weekend. By contrast, Minnesota Vikings first-year coach Brad Childress, whose team also has a bye this week, had his team in for a weight-lifting session Tuesday morning and then let them go until Monday. McCarthy doesn't think he has that luxury with the youngest team in the NFL and a 1-4 record. On Tuesday, the players corrected mistakes from the St. Louis game, on Wednesday they corrected mistakes from the Philadelphia game and on Thursday they began preparations for the Miami game Oct. 22. "This is my initial schedule, and I stuck to it based on where we are as a football team," McCarthy said. "If there was an adjustment to be made, it would have been more time off." In years past, former coach Mike Sherman gave the players Wednesday through Sunday off, but during his first year as head coach in 2000 he also practiced through Thursday. McCarthy's decision to go with pads on Wednesday and Thursday raised some eyebrows in the locker room but he wanted to take advantage of the extra time to prepare for the Dolphins. The nearly two-hour practice Thursday was similar to a regular Wednesday practice, which is the normal start of preparation for the next opponent. However, a good portion of it was a non-contact walk-through and pads weren't necessary until the second half of the workout. For rookies and other young players, it's not a big deal to be practicing, but for veterans who covet the time to allow their bodies to heal and their minds to clear, it's not ideal to be practicing as if it's a regular work week. "Hey man, we're 1-4," tackle Mark Tauscher said. "What are you going to do? What are you going to say? 'Hey, we're 1-4, I think maybe you should back off.' It's not going to happen. We're plugging along and it wasn't like he was banging the crap out of us. "It was, 'Let's hit and do our work.' We only had pads on 66% of the time, two out of the three days." The players are due back Sunday night and will treat practice Monday as though it is another Wednesday practice. The players will have their regular day off Tuesday and then have their Thursday practice Wednesday and their Friday practice both Thursday and Friday.


Reception problems - 10/12/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Green Bay Packers need wide receiver Koren Robinson to put off as long as possible his pending one-year suspension from the National Football League because Robert Ferguson will be out until mid-season with a major injury to his right foot. On Wednesday, Ferguson said he suffered a mid-foot sprain and was told by doctors that he would miss four to six weeks. He was injured Oct. 2 returning a kickoff in the second half of the 31-9 loss in Philadelphia. Ferguson, who was on crutches and moving slowly, said he didn't know if the front office considered him a candidate for injured reserve. "We'll see how it goes after I come back," Ferguson said, referring to the bye. "Hopefully, I'll be back after that. There is no break." Without Ferguson, the Packers are down to four wide receivers: Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Koren Robinson and Ruvell Martin. Driver has been battling a rib problem since being hit against the Eagles. Robinson has all but acknowledged he has been notified by the league that he'll be suspended for a year. His attorney has asked the league for a stay until his legal problems in Minnesota are settled. Injury list: Two other players, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and linebacker Abdul Hodge, also were on crutches Wednesday. Jenkins suffered what he said was a bone bruise in his left ankle against the Rams. He has played in 37 straight regular-season games and wouldn't be able to play Sunday if the Packers had a game. "With it just being a bruise I don't think so," Jenkins said when asked if the injury might keep him out for several weeks. Hodge was walking fairly well and using the crutches mainly for support. He suffered a left knee injury in Philadelphia that in his opinion shouldn't be regarded as serious. Linebacker Ben Taylor (left hamstring), who was hurt in Philly, would miss this week but intends to be back for Miami on Oct. 22. "Definitely," he said. "I'm running on it now."

Fantasy Impact: Greg Jennings should benifit from the lack of health of the other receivers on the team.


Robinson won't alter game plan - 10/10/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Regardless of whether receiver Koren Robinson is going to be suspended before the season ends, the Green Bay Packers intend to operate as though he'll be here the entire year and get the most out of him they can. According to published reports, Robinson has been informed by the National Football League that he will be suspended for a year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy for a third time. Robinson has the option of appealing the suspension - which the reports say he did - and any penalty levied against him won't go into effect until the appeal is ruled upon. The Packers might be aware of the suspension but only if Robinson told them about it. Under its confidentiality policy, only Robinson is notified of the suspension and it is up to him whether he wants to inform the club. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he hadn't heard anything from the league or Robinson, but he acknowledged Monday that the organization knew the suspension was a possibility when it signed Robinson on Sept. 12. Robinson had been arrested and charged with several counts of driving under the influence Aug. 16 in Mankato, Minn., after a high-speed chase with police.


Koren Robinson asks NFL to delay appeal hearing - 10/10/2006
Source: PackersNews.com

Green Bay Packers receiver Koren Robinson has asked the NFL to delay the appeal hearing of his suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy until his criminal charges in Minnesota are resolved. Robinson's lawyer, David Cornwell, said Monday he has filed the request with the league office and is waiting to hear its response. Robinson, 26, is facing a one-year ban from the NFL, and Cornwell said the only basis for the suspension is Robinson's arrest in August near Mankato, Minn., on several alcohol- and traffic-related charges. The league notified Robinson of his suspension within the last two weeks, but the appeal allowed him to continue playing. "We've moved to stay the (appeal) hearing until after the Minnesota criminal matter is resolved," Cornwell said Monday. "The sole basis for the league asserting that Koren violated the substance-abuse policy is the charges in Minnesota, and it would be blatantly unfair in fact, it would be a violation of Koren's constitutional rights to treat those charges as evidence for the purpose of disciplining him under the NFL's drug policy." Cornwell said he did not know when the league would rule on his request. Robinson, who signed with the Packers on Sept. 11, was arrested on Aug. 16 in St. Peter, Minn. At the time, he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings. He was charged with one felony count of fleeing in a motor vehicle, two counts of DWI and three other misdemeanors. He was arrested after a high-speed chase in which he was driving more than 100 mph, according to police. Robinson is scheduled to appear in a Minnesota court on Oct. 17 for a pretrial hearing, but it could take a year or more for the matter to go to trial, if it goes that far. It's unknown whether the league would be willing to wait that long. The NFL does not announce any suspensions until all appeals have been exhausted. "I don't know exactly when, but a trial date has not been scheduled," Cornwell said. "I would think it's some ways off." Robinson is facing a one-year ban from the NFL because in 2004 he served a four-game suspension while a member of the Seattle Seahawks after he was arrested for drunken driving in the Seattle area. The next suspension after the four-game ban is an entire season. Last week, Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in jail because he violated his probation in the 2004 case and will have to serve that after the season. Robinson addressed reporters after Sunday's 23-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams but wouldn't say much about his possible suspension. He was not available on Monday because players were given the day off.


More time off granted with a warning: Behave - 10/10/2006
Source: Star Tribune

The message was simple. As they scatter across the country today for an extended bye-week vacation, Vikings players will carry one demand from coach Brad Childress. "Don't be the guy," Childress said Monday, as in: Don't be the guy who gets arrested and embarrasses the organization. Or, in the case of the Vikings last season, Don't be the guy who flies in a bunch of strippers and gets, uh, disorderly on a cruise boat while playing cards and "accidentally" turning off the lights. After a grueling preseason regimen and five exhausting games that have been decided in the final minutes, Childress has given his players near-maximum time off this week. They watched film Monday and must report for conditioning this morning, but then don't have to return until next Monday. But for a franchise still rattled by the mother of all off-field incidents -- which came, of course, during the Vikings' 2005 bye -- this year's free time is fraught with its own risks. Many players will return to their hometowns or take quick vacations, away from the structure of a typical football game week. Will they relax or find trouble? "Don't worry about it," defensive tackle Pat Williams said. "We've come a long way. Guys have gotten a lot smarter around here. Everybody is smarter. Nobody is going to be 'The Guy' this week. Everybody is going to take care of their business.


Robinson's appeal brought to light - 10/09/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson has been suspended from the National Football League for a year but continues to play pending his appeal in the case, according to a national television report Sunday on Fox. Another report, on CBS-TV, said Robinson's appeal did not have much chance of reversing the league's suspension and that he would be unavailable to the Packers for much of the rest of the season. "Two weeks ago, Koren Robinson was given notice by the league office that he has been hit with a one-year suspension, barring an appeal," Jay Glazer said on "Fox NFL Sunday," the network's pregame show. "Now what happens is he is allowed to play until his appeal is heard. That's set in a couple of weeks. Once that happens, if it gets overturned, he can continue to play. If the suspension is upheld, he's out for a year." Meanwhile, Charley Casserly of CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show reported that's it's unlikely Robinson would play much more for Green Bay this season. Host James Brown said to Casserly, a former NFL general manager: "Green Bay thinks it has (Robinson) for the rest of the season. Is that the case?" Robinson faces suspension because of three violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Last week in Kirkland, Wash., Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating terms of probation for a drunken-driving case in May 2005. He can serve that time after the season is over. He was a member of the Seattle Seahawks in '05. On Aug. 16, when he was with the Minnesota Vikings, Robinson was charged with six criminal counts including two related to drunken driving. The Packers picked up Robinson after he was released by the Vikings. A Packers spokesman said Sunday that the team had not been notified of the suspension, and would not be, because until Robinson's appeal is exhausted, the suspension is a matter between the receiver and the league. It's unclear whether Robinson has informed general manager Ted Thompson or coach Mike McCarthy of the impending suspension. Robinson declined Sunday to discuss the matter. "I don't know if I can answer that so much," he told reporters after the game. "I've already addressed the issue. I am back playing football. I would like to talk about the game, not my situation."

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners of Koren Robinson should watch the appeal process closely. Koren Robinson has a shot of being an impact player for the Packers and fantasy owners should he play out the season. But, fantasy owners should be prepared with backup WR options. Things don't look good for Robinson and the Packers, and it appears his appeal may fail and he'll be sitting out much of the rest of the season starting in a feww weeks; however, depending upon how the appeal process plays out and if Koren Robinson somehow wins his appeal, there may be an opportunity for fantasy owners to pick up Robinson at a heavily deflated value shortly before or after the appeal results are released. Keep your eyes on this one...


Koren Robinson on standby - 10/07/2006
Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Anyone who's ever flown on a red-eye knows it takes awhile for your body's internal time-clock to reset itself, so it was no surprise Koren Robinson was still trying to recover Friday from his late-night flight back from Seattle. "I'm still groggy right now," said Robinson, whose flight back from Wednesday's hearing in Kirkland (Wash.) Municipal Court landed at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, forcing him to come straight to Lambeau Field for work. "But I'll be straight with a lot of energy come Sunday." He'd better be, because the Green Bay Packers' offense could find itself relying heavily on him. No. 1 wide receiver Donald Driver missed practice Friday and was undergoing what coach Mike McCarthy called "further tests" on his injured side and hip, and with No. 3 receiver Robert Ferguson not expected to play because of a foot injury, the Packers could end up starting Robinson opposite rookie Greg Jennings against the St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. Driver, who absorbed a wicked hit from Philadelphia safety Sean Considine in Monday night's loss to the Eagles, remained listed as questionable on the team's injury report. He did not take part in the 11-on-11 team portion of practice Wednesday, then practiced fully while wearing a red no-contact jersey Thursday before sitting out Friday.


Receiver Robinson's role should increase - 10/06/2006
Source: PackersNews.com

The Green Bay Packers finally might see what dynamic, if any, Koren Robinson can add to their offense. With almost no chance receiver Robert Ferguson's foot injury will allow him to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field, Robinson will be elevated to the No. 3 receiver. He should get considerably more playing time than he did in any of the three games since the Packers signed him. What remains to be seen is whether Robinson will be any more of a big-play threat than Ferguson or starting receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings for that matter. Driver and Jennings have been productive with the quick-hit throws like hitches and slants coach Mike McCarthy has called. Ferguson, while far less productive, is the same type of receiver. What the offense has lacked is a legitimate down-the-field threat. "Koren's been a help to us," Packers quarterback Brett Favre said this week. "I think how we fit him into this offense is going to be crucial, because he can give us a threat down the field that maybe we haven't had for a while."


Robinson returns ready to contribute - 10/06/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Back in town after his court appearance in Kirkland, Wash., Koren Robinson was sleep-deprived and drained emotionally Thursday but appreciative to have somewhere he needed to be. Idle time is the last thing he needs right now. The troubled wide receiver still has another date in court and jail time to face later, but Robinson could deal with his personal mistakes by doing something healthy and productive, which was throw himself into practice with his Packers teammates and get ready for St. Louis. "Exactly," he said after practice Thursday. "This keeps me motivated. This will keep me focused and happy, in a sense, and away from distractions and all that. That's a good thing." Of all weeks, too. The Packers really need Robinson now. When they picked him up in Week 2, they were just window shopping, and not counting on him for much of anything.


Robinson must serve jail time in DUI case - 10/05/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson will have to serve 90 days in jail for violating his probation in a 2005 drunken driving case, but he will not have to serve the time until after the football season. As a result, Robinson was on his way back from Kirkland, Wash., where he appeared in front of Judge Robert McSeveney, who presided over the Municipal Court hearing Wednesday. Robinson will be able to take part in practice today and play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Robinson must begin the 90-day sentence, half of which can be served in work-release, no later than Feb. 28. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Robinson was working on a deal to serve the time in either Green Bay or Raleigh, N.C., where he lives in the off-season. Robinson would have to pay the costs of his incarceration out of his own pocket if he chooses not to serve the sentence in Kirkland, a Seattle suburb. The probation hearing was called when Robinson was arrested after a high-speed chase with police Aug. 16 in Mankato, Minn., and charged with six criminal counts, including two involving drunken driving. Robinson was with the Minnesota Vikings at the time and was returning to their training camp when he was pulled over.

Fantasy Impact: Koren Robinson is not expected to miss any playing time this season as a result of this sentence.


Robinson sentenced to 90 days in jail for repeat DUI - 10/04/2006
Source: ESPN

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail for violating probation in a drunken driving case. Robinson appeared in Municipal Court in this Seattle suburb, where he pleaded guilty last year to drunken driving. At the time, he was given a five-year sentence that was suspended on condition he not drink or have any other law violations. The former first-round draft pick was then released by the Seattle Seahawks and signed by the Minnesota Vikings. But Robinson was charged with drunking driving again after he was stopped for speeding in August in Minnesota near the Vikings' training camp, leading to Wednesday's hearing. He was released by the Vikings after that incident, and picked up by Green Bay last month. Judge Robert McSeveney, a visiting judge from nearby Kent, sentenced Robinson to 90 days in jail, and said he could spend half of it on work-release. Robinson must comply with the sentence by next March 1, when another court hearing is scheduled. Robinson's attorney, John Fox, admitted Robinson failed to report his change of address and change of employment status to the probation office. "The real question is whether this case should be continued," McSeveney said. "Certainly you have other issues going on in other states." "I know Mr. Robinson intends to comply," Fox said. "You are not in a position not to comply," McSeveney replied, addressing Robinson. "I would make it real clear to you that there is no waffle in that." Robinson declined comment after the 10-minute hearing.


Robinson may move up - 10/04/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the rare times that Koren Robinson has lined up at wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Brett Favre has not hesitated to throw the ball to him. Favre might have reason to give it to him even more because a foot injury to receiver Robert Ferguson will move Robinson up in the pecking order. Ferguson suffered an injury that coach Mike McCarthy said was severe enough that it would make him doubtful for the game Sunday against St. Louis. McCarthy said there was no fracture in the foot as Ferguson feared after the game against Philadelphia Monday night, but gave no other details. Robinson caught two passes Monday, one from Favre and one from backup Aaron Rodgers, for gains of 12 and 11 yards. In the Detroit game, he caught a 24-yard pass from Favre on his first play from scrimmage with the Packers. Ferguson has been serving as the No. 3 receiver behind Donald Driver and rookie Greg Jennings, and though McCarthy didn't speak to it Tuesday, it's logical that Robinson would move into Ferguson's spot. Ruvell Martin is another option but Martin was inactive against the Eagles.


Favre carves apart Detroit's defense with barrage of short and safe passes - 09/25/2006
Source: PackersNews.com

This is what the Green Bay Packers' coaching staff meant when they said they wanted their quarterback to be a game manager. Brett Favre who will go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame some day in part because of the gunslinging, free-wheeling style that led to three NFL MVP awards in the mid-1990s and a Super Bowl title took almost no risks on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, and his team walked out of Ford Field with its first victory of the season. Coincidence? Perhaps not. Favre didn't turn over the ball for the first time this season, settled for check-down pass after check-down pass, and nickel-and-dimed the Lions' defense to death. Oh, there was the spectacular play or two like his improvised, 24-yard completion to Koren Robinson in the third quarter, and his audible that turned into a 75-yard touchdown to Greg Jennings but in large part, Favre accepted the notion that first-year coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski want him to play smart, conservative football. "He's doing a great job of managing the game," tight end Bubba Franks said. "They're asking a lot of Brett, and many people don't know that. But he's doing a great job of putting us in the right place and communicating to everybody. The guy still has it. I wouldn't care if he was out there gunslinging, but right now, he's putting us in the best position on every snap."


Favre connects with 10 different players - 09/25/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

he Green Bay Packers have someone other than Donald Driver who can catch the ball. It probably seemed like a Motor City mirage for those who witnessed the Green Bay Packers defeat the Detroit Lions on Sunday with an offensive attack that featured 10 different players catching passes from quarterback Brett Favre. But it wasn't. Going into the game, Driver had accounted for roughly a third of the team's receptions and just under 50% of the receiving yardage. No one who had caught more than three passes was averaging better than 11.0 yards per reception except Driver (16.6). But facing the prospect of a 0-3 start, Favre put his trust in players like rookie receiver Greg Jennings, tight ends Bubba Franks and Donald Lee and wide receiver Koren Robinson. It was faith well placed because all four of them made plays that helped the Packers roll up 400 yards of offense in a 31-24 victory.


Thrown to the Lions? Robinson hopes so - 09/21/2006
Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Koren Robinson will play on offense Sunday against the Detroit Lions. How much the Green Bay Packers' new wide receiver does, well, not even Robinson knows for sure. "A couple? Five? I don't know," said Robinson, who signed with the club Sept. 12 but played solely on special teams during Sunday's 34-27 loss to New Orleans. "We got the game-plan today, and the plays that were put in, I'm pretty comfortable with them. Hopefully I can get a couple. Just to get my feet wet and show 'em what I'm able to do. I know that's going to come in due time. Hopefully that time is this weekend." Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday it is, as Robinson will see action in some three- and four-receiver sets. "We're trying to get him ready to play, particularly in the sub groups," McCarthy said. "His primary role will be special teams. We're just getting him acclimated (with the offense) and getting him through the terminology, learning phase."


Fight night - 09/19/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy said he planned on speaking with kick returner Koren Robinson about taking a swing at a Saints player after getting up off the ground on one of his returns. Players were gathered around each other and jawing when Robinson appeared to take a swing and miss. "I was told about the exchange; I did not see it," McCarthy said. "That's something that will be talked about." McCarthy said he couldn't tell on film whether tight end Bubba Franks bumped safety Roman Harper in the face after Harper body-slammed receiver Donald Driver. Franks received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which offset Harper's penalty.


Robinson faces daily battle with alcohol - 09/17/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Seattle Seahawks had had enough. Two years earlier, one of their best players, a clutch performer who had come into his own and competed the way everyone knew he would when he came out of college with the highest of credentials, was riding high. Having sworn off alcohol that season and mentally and physically regaining his edge, the future looked pretty bright. But alcohol and drugs are a powerful force, and they seduce professional athletes the way Sirens lure unwitting sailors. Before long he was back on the bottle, drinking himself silly with the boys whenever he could, showing up hung over at Friday practices, even getting loaded on the long cross-country airplane rides home after games.


Packers seek spark in return game - 09/13/2006
Source: PackersNews.com

Since the Green Bay Packers parted ways with kick returner Allen Rossum after the 2001 season, they have been searching for an adequate replacement. Javon Walker, Najeh Davenport, Robert Ferguson, Antonio Chatman and Ahmad Carroll are among the players the Packers have tried. While some, like Davenport in 2003, had some success, for the most part it's been a constant struggle. Why the Packers were interested in Robinson should be obvious. Last season with the Minnesota Vikings, Robinson went to the Pro Bowl when he returned 47 kicks for a 26.0-yard average with one touchdown.


Leach victim of roster limitations - 09/13/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vonta Leach, the Green Bay Packers' best blocker in the backfield, was released Tuesday as the club cleared roster space to sign wide receiver Koren Robinson. Leach, 24, started at fullback Sunday against Chicago because William Henderson was withheld. Henderson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 21 but returned to limited practice last week and should be ready Sunday.


Robinson given a third chance - 09/12/2006
Source: PackersNews.com

Ted Thompson drafted Koren Robinson for the Seattle Seahawks five years ago and now, as the Green Bay Packers' general manager, is willing to risk giving the gifted but troubled wide receiver another chance in the NFL. Robinson, 26, who's facing a possible one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse program, agreed to a contract with the Packers on Monday. It's believed to be a two-year deal for the five-year veteran's minimum of $545,000 per year. The move suggests the Packers think Robinson might be available for much or all of the season before the legal system runs its course and the NFL decides whether to suspend him, which appears likely if he's convicted of driving while under the influence and fleeing arrest, charges stemming from an incident last month in Minnesota.


Packers gamble on troubled Robinson - 09/12/2006
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It might be a coincidence that less than 24 hours after the Green Bay Packers were shut out for the first time in 233 games, they agreed to terms Monday with troubled wide receiver Koren Robinson. In the wake of that 26-0 loss to Chicago on Sunday, general manager Ted Thompson has put his credibility on the line for a player whose alcohol-related problems have gotten him released from two teams; have him scheduled to make two court appearances in the next month or so; and have left him in danger of being suspended for a year by the National Football League.


Ex-Viking Robinson visits with Packers - 09/04/2006
Source: Star Tribune

Former Vikings receiver Koren Robinson took an official visit Monday to Green Bay, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. There is no indication that the Packers plan to sign Robinson, but he has been a longtime favorite of General Manager Ted Thompson, who helped draft Robinson in 2001 when Thompson worked in Seattle's front office. Thompson tried to sign Robinson last September, when the Vikings briefly released him in a roster management move. The Vikings released Robinson last month, 10 days after he was arrested for drunken driving and fleeing police in St. Peter,

Fantasy Impact: Koren Robinson is talented enough to have fantasy impact wherever he goes, but will have to avoid NFL suspension first.


Disappointed Childress vows culture change with Vikings - 08/27/2006
Source: yahoo.com

Taking his turn in a tackling drill with the rest of Minnesota's defensive backs, Dwight Smith charged forward, collided with the purple pad and drove his arms up through the dummy. Seconds later, the veteran safety was at the back of the line and letting out a loud scream. On the practice field, everything appeared normal for the Vikings on a sunny Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Dwight Smith may get a little lecture, but nothing worth fantasy impact. In fact, the fact that he got a little loving in a stairwell may end up doing good for his freshness on the field.


Vikings release troubled receiver Robinson - 08/26/2006
Source: yahoo.com

The Minnesota Vikings are done giving second chances to Koren Robinson.

Fantasy Impact: A team needing receivers might sign Robinson, but he's unlikely going to regain a primary receiver role and a decision is still pending by the NFL over his possible suspension.


Vikings' Robinson faces court date in Washington - 08/21/2006
Source: Star Tribune

Koren Robinson will have to go before a judge in Kirkland, Wash., before the Vikings wide receiver sets foot in the Nicollet (Minn.) County courthouse in October. The court administrator in Kirkland said Monday that Robinson has a Sept. 26 date set for a judge to rule whether he violated the terms of his probation last week when he engaged in a high-speed chase with police officers from Mankato, North Mankato and St. Peter as well as Blue Earth County. The pursuit, which began as Robinson traveled at 100-plus miles per hour, lasted 15 miles down Hwy. 169. He was eventually charged with one c

Fantasy Impact: No new fantasy impact. We await the NFL's decision.


Team waits for NFL action on Robinson - 08/21/2006
Source: Star Tribune

Bound by NFL rules, the Vikings are awaiting guidance from the league to determine the future of receiver Koren Robinson. Robinson, charged last week with drunken driving and fleeing a police officer in St. Peter, has been excused from team activities since Aug. 17. Owner Zygi Wilf and coach Brad Childress have vowed to strengthen the team's off-field image, but the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents them from releasing Robinson for disciplinary reasons. As a result, the Vikings seem prepared to wait for the NFL, which could issue a yearlong suspension...

Fantasy Impact: And we wait...


Vikings WR Robinson also got traffic ticket last week - 08/18/2006
Source: ESPN.com

Minnesota Vikings receiver Koren Robinson's arrest this week for drunken driving wasn't his first scrape with the law since training camp opened. Robinson got a ticket Aug. 10 for driving a 2003 BMW 760 sedan without a valid Minnesota driver's license. The license issued in his home state of North Carolina was suspended, according to the police report.

Fantasy Impact: Just another story to add to the list of reasons it was a mistake to put faith in Robinson's new 'on track' lifestyle. Don't worry, we were duped by the rehab sessions too.


Viking faces dubious future - 08/16/2006
Source: Star Tribune

The Vikings were mulling exit strategies Wednesday after the arrest of receiver Koren Robinson, who was charged with drunken driving and fleeing police officers, bringing another round of embarrassment to the organization.

Fantasy Impact: Whether the NFL gives him a year long suspension or not, there's a good chance Robinson will not play for the Vikings this year.


Vikings WR Robinson arrested for DUI, fleeing police - 08/16/2006
Source: ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings gave Koren Robinson a second chance. He has not rewarded their faith. Robinson was arrested Tuesday night for driving under the influence and fleeing police. The wide receiver was being held in Nicollet County Jail here and was expected to be charged later Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: NFL rules state that a third offense equals a one year suspension. In 2004, Robinson was suspended for 4 games because of a 2nd violation of the NFL Substance Abuse Program. Is this the third offense that'll put Koren out for a year? That's for NFL officials to decide. We'll go ahead and make the decision that Koren Robinson's risk skyrockets and fantasy value plummets as there's a good chance he won't be playing for a while. If you've already drafted him, we hope your depth at the position is strong.


Vikings' Robinson: I'm still good - 07/07/2006
Source: sports.yahoo.com

Minnesota Vikings receiver Koren Robinson knows he'll always be under scrutiny while living life as a recovering alcoholic. These last few days, however, have been a little over the top. Reports surfaced late Thursday night that Robinson had voluntarily checked himself into a rehab facility to seek further treatment.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson's performance should not be impacted by his past history with alcohol problems.

  Receiving Kick Returns Punt Returns Fumbles
Year Team G Rec Yds YPR YPG YAC 1st
TD 100+
Yd G
No Yds Avg TD No Yds Avg TD Fum Fum
2004 SEA 10 31 495 16 49.5 5 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 MIN 14 22 347 15.8 24.8 5 10 1 1 47 1221 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
  Receiving Kick Returns Punt Returns Fumbles
Week Opp Rec Yds YPR YPG YAC 1st
TD 100+
Yd G
No Yds Avg TD No Yds Avg TD Fum Fum
1@DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4@CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6@STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8@KAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11@SFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12GNB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13@DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15SFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16SDG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006To Date 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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