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Robinson could return for Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks are considering bringing back veteran fullback Michael Robinson, the team confirmed Sunday.

Robinson, who was released at the end of the preseason, is expected to take a physical with the Seahawks Monday before the team makes a decision about adding him to the 53-man roster.

Robinson (6-1, 240) was Seattle’s starting fullback the previous three seasons, but he missed the last two preseason games this summer with a mysterious illness. The Seahawks decided to go with younger players at the position in Derrick Coleman and rookie Spencer Ware, partially because of Robinson’s $2.5 million salary. But the team could re-sign him for around $850,000.

Coleman suffered a hamstring injury in the game at Arizona Thursday night and Ware has been out with an ankle sprain.

Robinson, a former Penn State quarterback, is viewed as an outstanding blocker, helping Marshawn Lynch rush for a career-best 1,590 yards last season. The 30-year-old Robinson also was one of the team leaders the last couple of years and a man many younger players leaned on for advice.