Brian Robison DL MIN 5 Months

The St. Paul Pioneer Press confirms Brian Robison will remain at left end this season.

Robison graded out as a top-ten 4-3 pass rusher by Pro Football Focus last year, but will continue to get the majority of his snaps at left end with Everson Griffen taking over for Jared Allen. The Vikings also added depth to their defensive line by signing Corey Wootton, who figures to see playing time behind Robison as a situational run stopper.

Brian Robison DL MIN 11 Months

Vikings signed DE Brian Robison to a four-year contract extension.

Robison was set to hit unrestricted free agency after this season. Instead, the Vikings lock up their quietly productive left end. Robison started 31 games between 2011-12, compiling 16.5 sacks, 81 tackles and seven batted passes. So far this year, he's graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 13 4-3 end out of 49 qualifiers.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 30 '12

Vikings LE Brian Robison (shoulder) and CB Antoine Winfield (hand, knee) are both active for Week 17 versus the Packers.

With the playoffs on the line in a must-win game, Robison is playing through a Grade 3 sprain in his AC joint. Vikings inactives: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Stephen Burton, CB Brandon Burton, S Robert Blanton, LB Audie Cole, OL Troy Kropog and DE D'Aundre Reed.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 29 '12

Vikings DE Brian Robison (shoulder) is officially questionable, but expects to play in Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

"I'm sure Sunday it's going to be painful," Robison said on Friday. "But bottom line is we're trying to clinch a playoff spot and we need all hands on deck." Robison suffered a Grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder on Dec. 16 at St. Louis and sat out last weekend's win at Houston, which set up Sunday's win-and-in situation against the Packers at the Metrodome. Coach Leslie Frazier said he'd ultimately lean on Robison to make the decision.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 23 '12

Vikings declared DE Brian Robison (shoulder) inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Texans.

Robison sustained a Grade 3, or most severe sprain, against the Rams last week. Everson Griffin will start at left and and George Johnson is active after getting called up from the practice squad earlier this week. The rest of the Vikings' inactives: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Stephen Burton, CB Brandon Burton, LB Audie Cole, OL Troy Kropog and DE D'Aundre Ree.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 22 '12

Vikings DE Brian Robison (shoulder) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

"We'll talk a little bit more about how we want to proceed with him. But he did enough in practice (Friday) to create some encouragement amongst our staff and his teammates as well," said coach Leslie Frazier. Robison suffered a Grade 3 sprain of his right shoulder in last weekend's win at St. Louis. He left the locker room in a sling and didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. If Robison sits, Everson Griffin will start at left end.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 16 '12

Vikings DE Brian Robison (shoulder) bas been diagnosed with a sprained A/C joint.

Robison will be re-evaluated later in the week, but it's quite possible he'll be unavailable for Minnesota's final two regular season games. Everson Griffen played well in Robison's absence Sunday, intercepting Sam Bradford and taking it to the house for six points.

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 16 '12

Vikings DE Brian Robison was forced from Sunday's game against the Rams with a shoulder injury, and will not return.

Robison went down early in the first quarter, and was formally ruled out at halftime. Everson Griffen has seen an uptick in snaps in Robison's absence, and responded with a pick-six of Sam Bradford. Robison was immediately shuttled to the locker room upon going down, so it's possible he's suffered a season-ending injury.

Brian Robison DL MIN Feb 03 '12

After reviewing all of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero expects LE Brian Robison to "justify his deal and then some" going forward.

The Vikings were criticized in some circles for giving Robison a three-year, $14.1 million contract last March, and letting free agent Ray Edwards walk. The move paid off. Robison played 82.7 percent of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, racking up eight sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and 54 total pressures. Edwards finished 2011 in Atlanta with 3.5 sacks, 8.5 QB hits, and 26 pressures. (Pressure and quarterback hits numbers are from ProFootballFocus.com.)

Brian Robison DL MIN Dec 04 '11

Vikings LE Brian Robison is done for the day with a concussion.

He finished with just two tackles. Robison was down for a while after a play late in the second quarter, and was seen holding his head in his hands. Everson Griffen figures to finish out the contest at left defensive end.