Fanball.com wrote:2. Vikings' No. 2 wide receiver â€“ Travis Taylor vs. Troy Williamson vs. Marcus Robinson: Publicly, Vikings' head coach Mike Tice claimed that Williamson entered training camp as the No. 5 receiver on the depth chart. However, we continue to hear that Tice is planning to feature the former Gamecock as the team's No. 2 receiver when the Buccaneers visit the Metrodome in week one. Tice may have even let the secret slip on Tuesday when he told the Star Tribune that Taylor is "no Troy Williamson." That notwithstanding, Taylor appears to have the No. 3 position locked down, which means Robinson could be the odd man out. Projected winner: Williamson
If Robinson somehow slipped to #4 on the depth chart behind Burleson, Williamson, and Taylor, it would be conceivable that the Vikings cut him. I'm not 100% up on all the details of his contract, but he's set to count at least $2.5 million this year, which for even a team like the Vikings is quite expensive to pay a #4 wideout, particularly when you have a solid #5 in Kelly Campbell. I'm not sure how much the Vikings would save by cutting him this summer, but I estimate it may be anywhere between $1 and $2 million, which is significant.
Robinson is not a problem solver, because IMO he's marginally a #2/#3 in this league. In an offense that didn't feature a lot of vertical passing, he would be a situational player, not a starter. But if this team managed to cut Price, we would lose a significant amount of veteran speed to the unit, and I think Robinson would be a capable replacement. Just something to consider. He fits the bill seemingly of what the Falcons are targetting: tall (6-3) with vertical speed and experience.