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Brian Robison Believes Edwards Will Get Paid… By Another Team.

June 29, 2011 by Nick in CONTROVERSY, FREE AGENTS

He knows Ray Edwards has been telling everyone the Minnesota Vikings can’t pay their starting left end less than Robison, who re-signed in March for three years and $14.1 million.

But after backing up Edwards the past three seasons, Robison wants to start — and he knows that probably means Edwards has to go.

“I know Ray and I’ve seen some of the comments he made and we’ve talked about it,” Robison told 1500 ESPN’s “Reusse & Mackey” show on Tuesday.

“He means no harm about it — he’s doing what he has to do to get his payday, and he definitely deserves a payday. He’s had two great seasons playing left defensive end for us. He’s definitely made a name for himself.

“He deserves that payday, and at the same time, I feel like I deserve the right to start. I feel like I’ve fought every year for that right to start and haven’t really got the shot that I deserve yet, and hopefully, now I’ll get that shot and he’ll go get his payday and we’ll all be happy.”

Days before re-signing Robison, the Vikings offered Edwards a one-year tender offer worth $2.836 million — less than half of the $6.5 million signing bonus Robison received on his deal.

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MNVIKINGSBLOG.COM ANALYSIS:

Does Edwards have talent? Yes.  However, he opened his big mouth and has now outwelcomed his time as a Viking.  Edwards will get paid but it definitely will be by a different team.  Let’s see how he does when he’s not on a line that makes up Pat Williams, Kevin Williams, and Jared Allen. 

2 Comments

  1. alexJune 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    edwards should stay he only opened his mouth cuz of childress he proved he should stay and start

    • NickJuly 5, 2011 at 9:00 amAuthor

      Alex – It would be nice if he would stay. But would you keep him over Sidney Rice? I would imagine both players will be paid the same amount given free agency. I don’t see the Vikes being able to afford both players.

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