The free Reggie Robinson hive looks to be finally getting their wish. After 11 straight weeks of being a healthy scratch, the Cowboys are expected to activate fourth-round defensive back Reggie Robinson for Tuesday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
It’s been a long wait, and three hours remain until status official. But Cowboys S Reggie Robinson is expected to be active tonight vs. Ravens, sources said. Rookie 4th-round pick moved from CB to S in camp. Healthy scratch first 11 games. NFL debut, special teams role await.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 8, 2020
Robinson, a 2020 fourth-round pick, was drafted out of Tulsa as a athletic, ball-hawking cornerback, before being switched to safety during virtual training camp. While Robinson has been reported as being a full-time safety, with injuries to cornerback Anthony Brown (OUT) and Donovan Wilson (OUT), Robinson will provide depth across the secondary as well as have a role on special teams.
Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 205-lb defensive back, is known for his elite athletic traits, length, and ball skills and could provide a much needed spark in a secondary that has struggled throughout the entire year. This likely a way for the Cowboys to see what they have in Robinson before heading into 2021 draft coverage and free agent homework. Of course, in the end, he could end up being limited to special teams in the game so who knows how much we’ll see of him.
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