Adam Caplan of Fox Sports is reporting, via Twitter, that the Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Brian Robison to a three-year contract.
Just yesterday, Robison was tendered at a second-round level by the Vikings, but today signed the longer-term deal, negating any worry that he could potentially become an unrestricted free agent when a new CBA is agreed to.
Per Caplan, the deal is worth $14 million and has a $6.5 million signing bonus attached.
Robison will certainly be in the mix for a starting spot with the Vikings in 2011. . .or, you know, whenever. . .with the almost certain departure of Ray Edwards whenever free agency gets underway.
The Vikings' fourth-round selection (#102 overall) in the 2007 draft out of the University of Texas, Robison has 13.5 sacks in his four years in Minnesota, playing largely as a reserve. He also has three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during that time.