Falcons set to sign XFL linebacker Edmond Robinson
Linebacker Edmond Robinson has played with the Cardinals, Vikings and Jets. Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Another XFL player is heading to the NFL. 

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Atlanta Falcons are signing linebacker Edmond Robinson. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure tweets that it’s a one-year deal.

Robinson was a seventh-round pick of the Vikings in 2015 and spent parts of three NFL seasons with the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals. The 28-year-old Robinson has compiled 13 tackles and one pass defended in 22 career games, including a 12-game stint with Minnesota in 2016.

The linebacker had a cameo with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football, and joined the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in October. During that stint, Robinson compiled 22 tackles and a pair of sacks.

The undefeated Roughnecks have seen a number of players land in the NFL, headlined by quarterback P.J. Walker signing with the Panthers. Roughnecks receiver Cam Phillips is also drawing NFL interest and cornerback Deatrick Nichols (Saints) and linebacker DeMarquis Gates (Vikings) have signed with NFL teams.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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