Free-agent wide receiver Laurent Robinson is scheduled to work out for the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini. Robinson had a workout scheduled with the New York Jets on Monday, and he also has plans to work out for the New England Patriots.
Robinson became a free agent back in March after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He signed a five-year deal worth $32.5 million just 12 months earlier, but the Jaguars decided to let him go after a concussion-plagued 2012 season. Robinson actually had four concussions in 2012, prompting the Jaguars to move on.
Robinson said last week that he is symptom-free and he's working to get another chance to play in the NFL. He only had 24 catches for 252 yards in seven games for Jacksonville last season, but he was outstanding as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. That year, he had 54 catches for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games.
The Lions could use an upgrade in the talent department at the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart, so perhaps they will decide to add Robinson if he has a good workout. His concussion history is certainly a bit alarming, but if doctors clear him to play, some team will likely give him a shot.