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Bucs sign former UCF, Vikings CB Josh Robinson



The Bucs continue to make moves to address their defense in free agency, announcing Monday that they have signed former Central Florida and Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson to a one-year contract.

Robinson, 25, missed nearly all of the 2015 season after tearing a pectoral muscle in summer OTA workouts. But in the three previous seasons, he had 21 starts and 155 tackles for the Vikings, with five interceptions. He was a third-round pick out of UCF in 2012 and has played both as a corner and nickel defensive back, so he could help the Bucs with depth at both positions.

Robinson -- 5-foot-10 and 199 pounds -- is the second cornerback the Bucs have signed in recent days, following a three-year deal for former Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes. Tampa Bay also has Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner back from last season, as well as second-year pro Jude Adjei-Barimah. This signing makes it all the more unlikely that the Bucs will re-sign veterans Sterling Moore or Mike Jenkins, who are unrestricted free agents.

[Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 2:54pm]


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