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Redskins Place Keenan Robinson On Injured Reserve, Sign Roddrick Muckelroy

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

(Originally posted 11/26/12, 2:45 p.m.; Updated 11/26/12, 8:16 p.m.)

ASHBURN – The Washington Redskins confirmed Monday that Keenan Robinson tore his pectoral muscle in the 38-31 victory at Dallas on Thursday and placed him on injured reserve, ending his season.

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Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 238-pound inside linebacker drafted in the fourth round out of Texas in April, finished his rookie season with 11 tackles while playing as a reserve. He was used increasingly in the Redskins’ nickel and dime packages in recent weeks, playing 19 snaps against the Cowboys on Thursday and against Philadelphia the previous Sunday.

“I think Keenan was doing a great job,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “He’s very athletic. He’s got size. He’s got ability, speed, very smart. I thought he was picking things up very quickly. I liked his attitude, his work ethic – everything you look for in a guy, I believe he has.”

To replace Robinson on the active roster, the Redskins signed Roddrick Muckelroy, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound linebacker who was drafted by Cincinnati in 2010 but waived on Nov. 9.

Muckelroy played in 14 games during his rookie season and had 10 tackles, then missed all of last season because of a torn Achilles tendon. He played in five games this year before he was waived.

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