Seahawks UFA FB Michael Robinson announced via Twitter late Thursday night that he had struck a new deal to remain in Seattle. Once the deal becomes official (no terms have been disclosed at this writing), the 29-year-old Robinson, who was selected to the Pro Bowl this season for first time in his six-year career, will become the sixth Seattle player to either re-sign or agree to terms with the team, joining RB Marshawn Lynch, DE Red Bryant, OLB Heath Farwell and OLs Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan.
Robinson, a one-time quarterback at Penn State, added 15 pounds last offseason knowing that he would be asked to be a true fullback for the first time in his career. In addition to providing solid blocking all season for fellow Pro Bowler Lynch, Robinson continued to perform at a high level on special teams, finishing with 10 tackles, a forced fumble and a blocked punt return for a score last season.
The way we see it
While the focus in Seattle at the moment is on free-agent QB Matt Flynn, who has been wined and dined by the team within the last 24 hours, the Seahawks have put an emphasis on taking care of their own this offseason. The return of Robinson solidifies a Seahawks ground game that kept improving as last season wore on. While blocking has become Robinson's forte, he has enough athleticism to also make a play in a pinch.
Robinson has been considered an excellent special-teamer for some time. He also is a vocal leader who commands respect in the locker room.