The move that San Diego Chargers fans have been expecting all offseason finally came today. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports via Twitter:
Chargers released C Trevor Robinson, source says. Move clears $2.3M in cap space. Veteran started 13 games in 2015.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) July 29, 2016
Robinson was signed during the 2014 season off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad after Nick Hardwick and others were lost to injury. All things considered, Robinson acquitted himself rather well during the six games he played in his first year with the club. There was frequent talk the following offseason about how much the coaching staff liked Robinson as a player and as Gehlken mentioned in his tweet, Robinson started 13 games last year.
Unfortunately, during those games, he was a complete liability and, frankly, one of the worst players in the NFL. He failed to stay healthy this offseason and his cap hit if retained was far too high for him to be expected to make it through training camp. That he didn't even make it to training camp should come as no surprise.
Robinson's place on the 90-man roster will go to newly signed guard/tackle Marcel Jones. He is a former member of the Saints' and Ravens' practice squads and seems a longshot to make the final 53-man roster.