Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Flash: Koren Robinson reinstated effective Oct. 18

As noted in my post here earlier today, Koren Robinson's one-year anniversary of his suspension is today. League sources had said a decision regarding his reinstatement by the Commissioner would be made soon. According to an announcement from the Packers, the decision has come down and Robinson is reinstated effective tomorrow, Oct. 18.

Here is the statement from Packers GM Ted Thompson: "The league has informed us that Koren Robinson has been reinstated, effective Thursday, October 18, 2007. We understand and appreciate the Commissioner's consideration in this matter. It's been a year since we've seen Koren, so our first step is to have him return to Green Bay. The Packers will request a roster exemption, during which time we would see where Koren is at in terms of football shape. We are aware how difficult this past year has been for Koren, but the Packers are grateful for the progress he's made, as evidenced by this reinstatement."