Chargers Poach Trevor Robinson from Bengals’ Practice Squad


Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals center Trevor Robinson (66) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have found a replacement for their injured center Doug Legursky.  After placing Legursky on season-ending I.R., the Chargers have decided to sign Bengals practice squad offensive lineman Trevor Robinson.

The Bengals were able to keep Robinson after the NFL decided to expand the practice squad and its eligibility rules this off-season.  Robinson started seven games for the Bengals at center in 2012, but had fallen out of favor since.  After the Bengals drafted Russell Bodine this year, Robinson’s role was all but negated (if not for the practice squad expansion).

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The Chargers pick up an experienced and serviceable backup guard/center.  Robinson’s departure continues the Bengals’ trend of

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with quality players.  Trevor Robinson is now the ninth player to be signed away by another team, either to its practice squad or regular season roster, this year alone.

It’ll be interesting to see who the Bengals sign to replace Robinson.  The Bengals have several players hurt, so an additional player could add depth, but the more likely option is that the team signs a young player who has the opportunity to develop; the Bengals 53-man roster simply has no room for anyone as of now.