Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/16/13
It's been four months since the Jacksonville Jaguars released him and eight months since he suffered the last of four concussions in 2012, but free-agent receiver Laurent Robinson says he's symptom-free and ready to give the NFL one more shot. "I feel like I can still play, of course," Robinson told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. "There's going to be doubts about me with the concussions. But the only thing I can do is tell teams to bring me in, work me out and go from there. "I've been putting in the work all offseason, trying to get better, trying to get right. I know myself that I can still play. It's just if a team wants to take a chance on me." Robinson, 28, cashed in on his surprise 2011 season — 54 catches for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys — and signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract that included $13.6 million guaranteed with the Jaguars in March, 2012. Less than one year later, on March 13, the Jaguars' new regime told him it was going in a different direction. According to Robinson, he "definitely wasn't ready to be cleared" when the Jaguars did just that in January, nor when the NFL Players Association sent him to see a neurologist in Orlando on April 5. But he has been working out and running routes without issue since last week at Fit Speed, the Weston, Fla., training facility Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall co-founded last year. It marks the first time Robinson has gone through football drills since suffering a against the Texas on the penultimate play of a Nov. 18 loss at Houston. It cut short his lone season with what the former Rockledge (Fla.) High School standout considers his hometown team. "I signed that big contract. I was trying to fight through it, push through it, trying to get out there for my teammates," Robinson said. "Don't want to seem like the big guy coming in here and missing practice and stuff. So, I did what I had to do to stay on the field, and unfortunately, it cost me." A $2 million roster bonus guaranteed for skill and injury that Robinson was due on the fifth day of the league year ended up getting paid after his release. However, a grievance remains open against the Jaguars over the $2.6 million base salary for 2013. It was guaranteed for injury only until April 5, when it would have become fully guaranteed if he was still on the roster. "We acknowledge that a grievance was filed and we are working with the NFL to resolve the dispute," the Jaguars said in a statement issued to USA TODAY Sports. Robinson's agent, Harold C. Lewis, did not return messages left by USA TODAY Sports. For now, Robinson is focused on resuming a career that has included 167 receptions for 2,110 yards and 15 touchdowns since the Atlanta Falcons drafted him in the third round (75th overall) out of Illinois State in 2007. On Monday, he posted an Instagram video showing him sprinting on a treadmill. He hasn't seen a doctor since April, he said, but he pointed out any team interested in signing him would do its own thorough examination.
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