The Eagles Snatched a Vikings Pass Rusher

Jul 28, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebackers Patrick Jones II (91) and Janarius Robinson. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

In the latest edition of roster mishmash between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, it’s the Eagles turn to take a player from the Vikings. After the Vikings traded to acquire wide receiver Jalen Reagor and signed cornerback Tay Gowan off their practice squad, the Eagles have signed promising pass-rusher Janarius Robinson off the Vikings practice squad, per Chris Tomasson.

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Robinson was a fourth-round pick by the Vikings in the 2021 draft class. After Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell purged much of the class during the cutdown period this year, the Florida State product was one of the few players to remain with the team. The Vikings even waived him, but they brought him back to the practice squad after he cleared waivers.

The signing comes as a response to defensive end Derek Barnett going to IR. This is also Robinson’s first stint on an active NFL roster during his career as he spent much of the 2021 season dealing with injuries. He went into the 2021 Draft with obvious upside as a pass rusher due to his freakish athletic skills, so we’ll see if the Eagles can unlock some of this potential as he heads to Philadelphia.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing as well as minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh can often be found training for a marathon, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his takes, NFL and otherwise, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken