New York Jets add LB Edmond Robinson, waive WR Matt Cole

Geoff Magliocchetti
New York Jets
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 29: A general view of a New York Jets helmet before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Jets beat the Bills 13 to 6. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

Robinson previously played a single game with the New York Jets in 2017 and reunites with defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich.

The New York Jets announced the signing of linebacker Edmond Robinson on Friday, waiving receiver Matt Cole in the process.

Robinson, 29, has partaken in 35 NFL regular season games since entering the league as a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 out of Division II Newberry. That includes a single game with the Jets in 2017 when he partook in special teams endeavors in the team’s opening weekend tilt in Buffalo.

More recently, Robinson appeared in 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons last season, earning a career-best 15 tackles. His return to New York also reunites him with defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, who moved to the Jets from Atlanta last year.

Before his arrival in Atlanta, Robinson spent time as a starter with both the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football and the undefeated Houston Roughnecks of the rebooted XFL. In terms of his spring affairs, Robinson is perhaps best known for his simultaneous sack, strip, and touchdown during the Roughnecks’ “Texas Throwdown” against the Dallas Renegades.

The addition of Robinson coincides with the release of Cole on the Jets’ training camp roster. Cole was a second-year receiver out of Division II McKendree that had spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers and was added to the Jets’ affairs in May.

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