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New Packer WR Robinson expects to play Sunday

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Although he doesn't yet know the playbook
and his knee is bothering him, Koren Robinson expects to suit up
for the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

And barring more trouble off the field -- or consequences from
previous incidents that keep him from playing football -- Robinson
expects Sunday's game against New Orleans to be the first in a long
career in Green Bay.

"The Green Bay Packers have given me the opportunity, and I'm
going to try to make this my home," Robinson said. "I'm going to
try to retire as a Green Bay Packer."

The talented wide receiver and kick returner was cut by the
Minnesota Vikings last month, 10 days after being charged with
drunken driving. He signed with the Packers earlier this week.

The team began slowly working him into the offense and on
special teams in practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

"I might get a couple of snaps, I might not," Robinson said.
"I might just cheer my team on from the sideline. But like I said,
I'm in the playbook, trying to learn it, so I can come out there
next Sunday, this Sunday, and do what I can do."

What Robinson can do on the field isn't in dispute. It's the
potential off-the-field distractions that remain in question.

Robinson made the Pro Bowl as a kick returner last year and has
proved to be a skilled receiver.

"I watched a lot of film on him," offensive coordinator Jeff
Jagodzinski said. "I watched every time he touched the ball last
year, every time the ball was thrown to him last year. He's a very
talented guy."

The Packers injury report listed Robinson as questionable with a
knee injury on Thursday, but Robinson said any pain he is having in
his knee comes from being away from football for a few weeks.

"I'm not worried about it," Robinson said. "It's not an issue
or anything like that."

Special teams coordinator Mike Stock said that if Robinson is
active Sunday, he'll line up at kick returner along with Robert Ferguson or Noah Herron.

However, Robinson said he is trying to learn the playbook as
soon as possible so he can play on offense.

"I guess I just have to show and prove that I am a playmaker
and can produce when I touch the ball," Robinson said. "But at
the same time, I know I have to work my way into whatever position,
whatever spot that I'm going to be in."

Jagodzinski said Robinson is familiar with the style of offense
Green Bay runs after his stints in Seattle and Minnesota, but he
will need time to learn the specific terminology the Packers use.

"He's very familiar with the system because he was with Mike [Holmgren] up in Seattle and he's been in the Minnesota deal, which
is very similar in the terminology and all that," Jagodzinski
said. "So I don't think it should be too hard for him."

Robinson is likely to face court hearings in two different
states next month -- one for his most recent drunken driving charges
in Minnesota, and another hearing in Washington to determine
whether he has violated the probation he was issued after he pled
guilty to DUI in 2005.

After facing tough questions from the media at his introduction
in Green Bay on Sunday, he said he doesn't want to address his
off-the-field issues.

"I'm just trying to play ball," Robinson said. "Like I said,
I don't want to talk about all that other stuff. Like if you want
to talk about football, all of that, then I'm fine to do that. But
all that, man, I'm going to leave that in the past, move it in the
past. And like I said, I just want to get a chance to play
football."