Seahawks cut fullback Michael Robinson
Seahawks cut Michael Robinson, will trim 21 more players on Saturday by 3 p.m. to get to limit of 53.
Seattle Times staff reporter
The Seahawks made just one move Friday in beginning to pare down their roster from 75 to the limit of 53. But it was a surprising one, releasing popular fullback Michael Robinson.
The team did not announce the move, but it was included in the NFL.com lists of cuts, and Robinson tweeted a goodbye to Seattle fans, saying: “Been real 12th Man will always have love for ya.’’
Several teammates also tweeted about the news, including quarterback Russell Wilson, who wrote: “I’m going to miss you RealMikeRob. You’re the best in the business. Love you VA.’’
Robinson, signed as a free agent in 2010, was due to make $2.5 million this year, making him among the highest-paid fullbacks in the NFL. Robinson, 30, was expendable with the team having younger, promising players who can fill that spot in Derrick Coleman and sixth-round pick Spencer Ware.
Cutting him will save the team $1 million in cap space.
The team still has 21 more cuts to make by 3 p.m. Saturday.