Editor’s note: This report comes via M. Blake Harrison (@mblakeharrison), a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting. Harrison has been affiliated with former ESPN sports business reporter Kristi Dosh and has been published by Rivals and cited by MLBTradeRumors. Thanks to him for getting the scoop on Robinson and sharing it with us- KJR
UPDATE (5/7/14, 2:30 p.m. CST): I spoke with Corey Robinson a few moments ago for an update. He reiterated that the Colts’ interest in him is as an undrafted, priority free agent. Indianapolis currently has Matt Hasselbeck and Chandler Harnish under contract behind Andrew Luck. Robinson said his role would be to come in “and give (Harnish) a run for his money.” Harnish spent last season on the Colts’ practice squad and was signed in January to a futures contract. It does not sound like the team is sold on Harnish, in my opinion, thus the interest in Robinson.
The quarterback has talked on the phone this week with scouts representing the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins, in addition to the Colts. Most of the conversations have centered around background check-type of questions – teams doing their due diligence up to the wire.
Robinson’s agent, Adil Durrani, told him that teams will be calling all weekend trying to feel out his situation. He expects to have an agreement with a rookie camp invitation by sometime Saturday night.
Robinson has at least one standing offer from a Canadian Football League team. He said there is a mutual understanding that he will pursue a spot in the NFL as long as he can. The CFL is willing to wait.
Original Story, published on May 1, 2014:
The Indianapolis Colts have expressed interest in signing former Troy quarterback Corey Robinson as a free agent after the NFL Draft should he go undrafted next week. The draft is May 8-10 in New York City. Robinson has not appeared on mock drafts and was not one of the 20 quarterbacks invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.
Robinson, who trained in Atlanta from December through March, said he has also fielded specific interest from the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks. Every NFL team either attended his pro day at Troy or has reviewed tape from it.
Three teams assumed to be fits for Robinson because of their spread, up-tempo style of play – the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles – have shown no outward interest in him. Robinson said his Atlanta-based agent, Adil Durrani, told him it’s common for teams to stay quiet when they covet a player.
The 6-foot-1-inch, 208-pound Robinson, who threw a national-record 91 touchdowns during his senior season for Lone Oak High School (Paducah, Ky.), finished his collegiate career ranked sixth in college football history with 1,179 completions and ninth all-time with 13,477 passing yards. He set 11 Sun Belt Conference and Troy records during his four-year stint as the starting quarterback.
He said he’s not sure if he’ll watch the draft – he’ll probably go fishing with his dad.
-M. Blake Harrison