Former Cardinal Bryan Robinson passes away

Posted by Darren Urban on June 13, 2016 – 8:14 am

Former Cardinals defensive tackle Bryan Robinson, a starter on the Super Bowl team in 2008, has died, the Chicago Tribune reported. Robinson was only 41 years old. Cause of death is unknown.

Robinson, who started his career with the Rams in 1997 and became a key player on the Bears for a number of years, signed with the Cardinals in 2008. Brought in to be a veteran presence on a line that had Darnell Dockett and young linemen Calais Campbell, Alan Branch and Gabe Watson, Robinson took hold of a starting job and neither Watson nor Branch ever managed to beat him out. He started for the Cards through his final NFL season in 2010, helping the team not only to the Super Bowl but a pair of NFC West titles. He also played for the Dolphins and Bengals.

This column was one of my favorite stories I wrote about Robinson. When he arrived in Arizona, the Cards also signed an undrafted rookie defensive tackle named Bryan Robinson. Only the vet was left after training camp.


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8 Responses to “Former Cardinal Bryan Robinson passes away”

  1. By Andy Kw on Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

    Rest in peace. You were a great Cardinal!

  2. By Mdssdm62 on Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

    R.I.P. Bryan Robinson, God and you can represent Cardinal Nation in heaven!!!!!

  3. By Scott H on Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

    Very sad. He was young. And as a contributor to what I consider the greatest Cardinals season ever ( 2008 ), he will always have a place in that chapter.

    Of course, I’m hoping the 2008 season will soon be the SECOND greatest Cardinals season ever.

  4. By dan on Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

    Way too young………..I loved his discount double check to Aaron Rodgers at the end of the Playoff game in 2009.

  5. By Eazy E on Jun 14, 2016 | Reply

    Just Sad when I read this! The starting nose guard from our Super Bowl Team. Prayers to the Family and God Bless! R.I.P.

  6. By dan on Jun 14, 2016 | Reply

    Doesn’t sound good, read reports about weeds, alcohol, jungle juice, lube and another dude, possible romp gone bad, maybe no safe word……..just speculation.

  7. By Joe on Jun 16, 2016 | Reply

    dan…really!? No place for that here. R.I.P. Bryan.

  8. By scubadiveworld on Jun 22, 2016 | Reply

    R.I.P Bryan we all miss you

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