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September 6, 2010
Robinson was a hot commodity after being cut

Michael Robinson became a hot commodity when the 49ers cut him on Friday. According to multiple sources, there were a number of teams trying to sign Robinson, chief among them the Seahawks, Titans and Steelers. Former 49ers special teams coach Al Everest is now in Pittsburgh, and improving the coverage units has been a point of emphasis for the Steelers.

Robinson, however, ultimately chose to sign a one-year deal in Seattle because there wasn't as much competition at fullback and because of his familiarity with Scot McCloughan, who is a member of the team's front office. Jeff Ulbrich, with whom Robinson once competed to be a special teams tackle leader with the 49ers, is Seattle's assistant special teams coach. The plan now is for Robinson to play on special teams only Sunday when the Seahawks host the 49ers.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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