The Redskins have announced via the team’s official Twitter feed that linebacker Keenan Robinson, a fourth-round pick of the team in last month’s draft, has signed with the team.
According to media reports the deal is for four years and is worth $2.52 million with a $420,000 signing bonus.
As has become the custom recently in case anyone should doubt them, the Redskins tweeted out a picture of Robinson signing his deal at the team facility along with the announcement.
Robinson will play inside linebacker for the Redskins and the team could be eyeing him as London Fletcher’s possible successor.
Another player will have to be released to make room for Robinson on the 90-man roster. The player’s name was not immediately known.
The signing leaves only the top three of the team's nine draft picks unsigned. The three are quarterback Robert Griffin III, guard Josh LeRibeus, and quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Update: The team's press release on the Robinson signing is below.
ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 fourth-round draft pick linebacker Keenan Robinson (119th overall). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Robinson (6-3, 242) played collegiately at Texas for four seasons, where he appeared in 51 games with 39 starts and was a two-time second team All-Big 12 selection (2010 & 2011). During his career, he posted 317 tackles (172 solo), 5.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and 14 passes defensed.
Robinson, 22, started all 13 games as a senior in 2011, recording 106 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack, one safety, 13 quarterback pressures, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He was also named the 2011 Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP.
Robinson was born on July 7, 1989, in Omaha, Neb. He prepped at Plano East (Texas) H.S., where he was named first-team All-American by both Parade Magazine and USAToday. He was a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects, and finished his high school career with 273 tackles.