Originally posted on KCM Sports  |  Last updated 8/20/14
When the Washington Redskins drafted linebacker Keenan Robinson in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft they did so with the intention of him being the potential successor to the aging London Fletcher at Mike linebacker. But, a torn pectoral muscle in both 2012 and 2013 derailed his development. So when Fletcher retired following the 2013 season, there was growing concern over how the Redskins would replace the stellar linebacker. The Redskins brought in veterans Darryl Sharpton, Akeem Jordan, and Adam Heyward for an insurance policy, but the job was Robinson’s to lose, as long as he stayed healthy. So far, the third-year veteran has done so, getting the privilege to call the defensive plays with the first unit. After an impressive training camp head coach Jay Gruden officially put an end to the competition on Wednesday, naming Robinson the starting mike linebacker for the upcoming season. “He’s the first team Mike linebacker for sure,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said when asked ab...
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