St. John’s Robinson makes Vikings roster

Edmond Robinson 

Edmond Robinson’s Twitter account says he’s “just a small town man trying to be successful on a grand stage.”

Robinson, from St. John’s High School, took another step on his unlikely road to success when he was named to the 53-man roster of the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend. The seventh-round NFL draft pick from Newberry College is one of six linebackers the Vikings decided to keep.

A rangy 6-3 and 245 pounds, Robinson impressed the Vikings in preseason games.

“He keeps getting better every day,” Vikings Mike Zimmer told recently. “He’s a guy that really played a completely different position in college and so I think he is improving. He’s got the size and the speed and the things we like.”

Meanwhile, receiver Corey Washington from North Charleston High School has been released with an injury settlement by the New York Giants, and is a free agent able to sign with any team.

Washington, who also played college ball at Newberry, was signed by the Giants last year and made the 53-man roster after an impressive preseason. The 6-4, 214-pounder caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in 14 regular-season games last year.