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Vikings releasing WR Robinson, agent says

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have told receiver
Marcus Robinson he is being released, Robinson's agent told The
Associated Press on Sunday.

Agent Ken Sarnoff confirmed a newspaper report that the 10-year
veteran will be released. A Vikings spokesman also confirmed the
story and said the team would have no further comment Sunday.

Brad Childress apparently isn't going to take much criticism of his play-calling. Wide receiver Marcus Robinson took issue with Childress' play-calling in a published story over the weekend. Now, he's been informed he will be released this week.

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"I'm not surprised," Robinson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press
on Sunday.

Robinson was cut with one game left in the season. Because he is
a vested veteran, he already has his $2 million salary for the
season guaranteed.

Robinson started 19 of the 41 games in which he's played in his
three seasons with the Vikings, catching 107 passes for 1,553 yards
and 17 touchdowns.

Robinson and coach Brad Childress have had a strained
relationship. The two never saw eye-to-eye about Robinson's role in
the offense. The veteran receiver had been deactivated for several
games this season, despite being healthy enough to play and being
arguably the Vikings' most consistent receiver.

The 31-year-old Robinson has 29 catches for 381 yards and a
team-leading four touchdowns this season.