According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, it doesn’t sound like the Seahawks will be signing Nate Robinson to a contract following his tryout. However, Rapoport adds that Seattle plans to keep in touch with him in the coming months.
Robinson previously told ESPN’s Kevin Pelton that he received a call from the Patriots and knows a guy who works for the Cardinals, so these teams are at least worth keeping an eye on in moving forward.
“I’ve heard from a couple of scouts,” Robinson said. “I talked to a scout from the Seahawks about the possibility of working out. Calls from a couple of other teams — the Patriots, I know a guy from the Cardinals. So just trying to get my name out to see if I can get a workout. We’re definitely going to try to do that once I get back home (from playing basketball in Israel).”
Master Tesfatsion and Mark Maske of the Washington Post are reporting the the Seahawks are trying out former NBA point guard Nate Robinson on Monday.
According the report, Robinson will try out as a defensive back, which makes sense based on his size and build.
Robinson previously expressed interest in giving the NFL a shot, but this is the first reported interest in him.
“Serious as a heart attack,” Robinson said previously after being asked about pursuing an opportunity in the NFL, via ESPN.com. “Totally serious. As soon as I get the opportunity, if it comes my way, I’ll take full advantage of it.
“It’s a big-time dream. Something I’ve always wanted to do, play both sports at the highest level. We’ll see if I can be the first one to really do it.”
Robinson is a Seattle native and last played football while at the University of Washington in 2002. He appeared in 13 games and made six starts at cornerback for the Huskies, recording two interceptions and no tackles.
Robinson also totaled 103 kick return yards for Washington.