Robinson finally gets a look

It's been eight months since Seattle's first-round draft pick Koren Robinson padded up and played in a football game. <br><br> That was last December when North Carolina State faced Minnesota in the MicronPC.com Bowl, where Robinson played a game to be remembered. <br><br> He caught seven passes for 157 yards with a 23-yard touchdown, scored on a 19-yard reverse, gained 151 yards on six kickoff returns and set a school bowl record with his 327 all-purpose yards.

That was eight months ago and today at Husky Stadium, in Seattle's preseason home opener against the Arizona Cardinals, he'll finally suit up in the pros.

Robinson pulled his right hamstring last March in pre-draft workouts, which limited his play leading up to training camp. On the first day of camp, he strained his left hamstring in practice and is just now recovering to the point that he can suit up and put his skills on display.

"It's just been great to get back out there on the field in practice," Robinson said. "I guess what I really want to do is show everybody that I'm healthy and that I can play at 100 percent."

Robinson's ability to create separation from defensive backs and advance the ball after the catch are reasons why the Seahawks were so high on him coming out of college, despite his young age and experience. Now Seahawks fans, NFL gurus and draft experts will have their first look at the N.C. State product in the bigs.

The expectation is that Robinson will eventually start opposite wideout Darrell Jackson, who led all rookie receivers last year in receptions, touchdowns and yardage. For now though, just to see Robinson on the field, running and playing aggressively will be enough. In addition to Robinson and Jackson, James Williams and Karsten Bailey round off a four-man receiving rotation that is both young, talented and likely to see the majority of minutes at their position once regular season begins.

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