The Eagles dealt RB Felix Jones to the Steelers for OLB Adrian Robinson.
Obviously this deal is contingent upon both players passing physicals. I don’t see Robinson being a problem, but you never know with Jones. He is a veteran RB with some wear and tear. If the Steelers see anything they don’t like, they could fail him.
Good deal, if it goes through. Jones had no shot to make the Eagles. Robinson isn’t DeMarcus Ware, but he is a player with 3-4 experience at a spot where the Eagles could use some depth. Robinson was a rookie for the Steelers in 2012 and spent the year on their roster. He didn’t play much, but at least knows his way around an NFL team.
Robinson is 6-1, 250. He might remind you of Brandon Graham, with that short, thick build. He played DE at Temple and had a good career. He finished with 22.5 sacks, 8 FFs and a pair of INTs. Here are some game notes I wrote on Robinson from back then:
Temple DE Adrian Robinson had a solid showing in the New Mexico Bowl. He was credited with 2.5 TFLs. He was disruptive on other plays. Robinson lists at 6’2, 250. There will be a question of him as LB or DE. I like him better at DE, but I’m not sure I see him starting there in the NFL. He does have thick legs and good lower body strength. I’m just not sure he can bulk up to 270 and play. He’s not athletic enough to be a pure speed rusher like Robert Mathis.
Robinson has good feet. He had a couple of impressive tackles in space when skill players tried to put moves on him. Robinson was able to shadow them and make the stop. He looks to have stiff hips. Heck, I’m not sure if he has hips. His body moves as one. That’s one of the things I would worry about with him trying to play LB and being in space a lot.
Here is a video of Robinson in action from his Senior year at Temple.
Phillip Hunt is on IR. Everette Brown has shown nothing. Travis Long is behind schedule because he is coming off ACL surgery and got off to a late start. Robinson instantly becomes the Eagles #5 OLB. He is here to compete for a roster spot and possibly a backup role.