The Seahawks have confirmed that they are bringing veteran fullback Michael Robinson in Monday for a physical.
Seattle is short at fullback after Derrick Coleman injured his hamstring Thursday night. Fullback Spencer Ware has been out with an ankle sprain since Week 2.
Robinson, who was with the team from 2010-12 and named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, was released at the end of camp. He was ill and missed the final two games of preseason, plus carried a significant cap hit with a $2.5 million salary at a position the Seahawks put to limited use.
Robinson made six starts at fullback last season for the Seahawks, was a strong voice in the lockerroom and a special teams captain for the second consecutive season.
If Seattle signs Robinson, they could do so for the non-guaranteed veteran minimum of $840,000 that was recently defined by the new CBA for players with 7-9 years of experience. Robinson has played seven seasons in the NFL after being drafted in 2006 by the San Francisco 49ers.
Update: A little more on how the salary could work, from Brian McIntyre, who is a guru of NFL salary structure: As noted above, Robinson would be in line to receive a non-guaranteed $840,000 deal over 10 weeks from the CBA structure ($494,118 a week). That would be a cap hit of $326,471 (10/17ths of $550,000).
The Seahawks would have to make a roster to move to add Robinson, 30, to the 53-man.