Falcons C Trevor Robinson to retire

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The Atlanta Falcons signed Trevor Robinson to a reserve/futures deal earlier this year after initially signing him in 2016. But it looks like Robinson won’t see a second season on the roster.

Robinson did not see any action with the NFC champions last season and may be ready to call it a career. The Falcons placed him on the reserve/retired list on Monday afternoon, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com.

This comes shortly after Robinson’s 27th birthday. The Kearney, Neb., native and Notre Dame alum accrued four NFL seasons, but injuries stalled his career. The San Diego Chargers turned to him as their primary starting center in 2015, tabbing the then-fourth-year player to replace Nick Hardwick. Robinson did end up starting 13 games and playing in 15, but he suffered a shoulder injury that led to his release in June of 2016.

The Chargers have almost completely moved on from their 2015 line. Only Joe Barksdale remains from a unit full of big investments. Having arrived in 2012 as a Cincinnati Bengals undrafted free agent, Robinson was the only mid-level commitment on that starting front. The Bengals used him as a backup for two seasons.

As for the Falcons, they return center Alex Mack but already lost another interior lineman, Chris Chester, to retirement. Atlanta has Ben Garland, whom it used as a defensive lineman part-time last year, as a potential backup to Mack. Garland and Wes Schweitzer will compete for the starting right guard job.

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