Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, following the lead of some of his teammates from a couple of days ago, posted a photo -- a punishing blow to Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry -- to his Instagram account with a message to the Redskins and their fans, just a few hours before the deadline for free agency.
Thank You Redskins for the opportunity and the memories. Thank you fans for the support and backing us through the ups and the downs. These last four years went by fast but the journey itself has been rewarding and valuable. I'm blessed for the experience and grateful for my time here in DC. Can't wait to see what the future holds in store.
It was reported earlier that the Redskins had re-signed Mason Foster, who took over one of the starting inside linebacker positions, to a contract, effectively solidifying the middle of the field with Will Compton.
Robinson's career in Washington was mostly riddled with injury. After getting drafted in the fourth round from Texas in 2012, the rookie was placed on injured reserve after tearing a pectoral muscle on Thanksgiving. The following year, more bad luck. Robinson tore the opposite pectoral muscle and was eventually placed on IR for the entire 2013 season.
He finally broke through in 2014, showing shades of what the Redskins believed they would receive from the Texas product. He compiled 109 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
His 2015 started promising, but ended in similar frustration in the second half of the season with lingering issues in his shoulder. He still finished with 74 tackles and an interception off quarterback Tom Brady.
Maybe his biggest hit of the year, and one of Robinson's most memorable, came in the preseason against the Ravens.
Robinson hit wide receiver Kamar Aiken over the middle and then slammed him into the ground to try and cause a fumble. Baltimore wasn't too happy, and some tempers flared on both sidelines after the hit, which mimics the photo Robinson posted above.
When asked about returning to the Redskins as players cleared out their lockers, Robinson said it was a possibility.
"I like Washington, the area's cool, and they believed in me and trusted me when I had the injuries back early in my career," Robinsons said. "I've had some good time here, when I was active and playing I was able to contribute and help out a lot, so I mean, that possibility is very open and I don't mind that. Obviously my agent will let me know what everything is looking like for me, but I've never been a free agent so I don't know how any of that stuff works. So I'm going to listen to him and he'll help guide me to the direction I need to go."