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Robison on Ray Edwards: “He’ll go get his payday and we’ll all be happy”

Brian Robison, Donovan McNabb

Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 17-13. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


The way Vikings defensive end Brian Robison sees it, this offseason should provide a win-win for him and Ray Edwards.

Robison already got a new contract. Edwards has essentially said he wouldn’t take less than Robison to go back to Minnesota.

“I know Ray and I’ve seen some of the comments he made and we’ve talked about it. He means no harm about it -- he’s doing what he has to do to get his payday, and he definitely deserves a payday,” Robison said on the Reusse & Mackey Show Tuesday via Tom Pelissero of

That payday should come in another town.

“He deserves that payday, and at the same time, I feel like I deserve the right to start,” Robison said. “I feel like I’ve fought every year for that right to start and haven’t really got the shot that I deserve yet, and hopefully, now I’ll get that shot and he’ll go get his payday and we’ll all be happy.”

Edwards is a good player, but not the type of guy the Vikings need to overspend to keep at this stage. They have more pressing needs.