The Seahawks are indeed be pursuing a move that many began speculating about Thursday night — looking into the possibility bringing back Michael Robinson to fill the team’s sudden void at fullback.
The team confirmed today that they will bring in Robinson for a physical on Monday.
Robinson played the 2010-12 seasons with the Seahawks but was released in the cutdown to 53 players.
At the time, Robinson was ailing with what he later termed in an interview with KJR-AM as “a real bad reaction” to some prescription medicine. He missed the last two exhibition games due to the illness, having lost a little bit of weight in the process. As Robinson noted in the KJR interview, the combination of the uncertainty of his health and his $2.5 million salary compelled the Seahawks to release him in favor of younger players in Derrick Coleman and Spencer Ware.
Each, though, is now injured.
Seattle, in fact, played the second half of the Arizona game without a fullback after Coleman left in the second quarter when he hurt his hamstring on a play in which he gained eight yards on a reception.
Coleman has been Seattle’s only healthy fullback the last five games with Ware still out with a high ankle sprain suffered on the Seahawks’ final offensive play of the week two win over the 49ers.
The Seahawks are officially off tomorrow with players returning to practice on Tuesday.
The Seahawks would undoubtedly use the physical to determine if Robinson is healed from the illness suffered in August, and then proceed from there with whether to sign him.
Seattle has a full 53 players on its active roster and would have to make a move to create room if it brought back Robinson.