Koren Robinson is headed across the parking lot. He'll now enter a different locker room at One Citrus Bowl Place after being traded from the Florida Tuskers to the New York Sentinels in the first major trade of the new United Football League;s short existence.
Florida Tuskers' head coach Jim Haslett confirmed Sunday morning that the team had traded WR Robinson, as was posted via Twitter Saturday night by United Football League General Manager Rick Mueller.
Robinson was sent to the Sentinels for future considerations, freeing up room on the Tuskers' 62-man training camp roster for running back Michael Pittman, who was in Orlando Sunday for team meetings and will practice with the Tuskers on Monday morning.
"Koren's a good player, we just have a bunch of good receivers," Haslett said after practice Sunday. Robinson was unavailable for comment and the Sentinels did not practice Sunday.
Haslett also said the team has brought in former Tampa Bay Bucs receiver Paris Warren, who was cut on Aug. 26 from the New Orleans Saints' training camp roster. Warren was originally drafted by the Bucs in 2005 out of Utah, and he played in six games in 2006. He dislocated his ankle, however, in the following training camp and has not appeared in an NFL game since.
"We brought in Paris Warren and he looks good," Haslett said. "We brought in Taye Biddle from the Giants and he looks good. Chas Gessner is doing a good job."
The Tuskers have also found another player they like in former Georgia Southern quarterback Jayson Foster, whom they are considering as another wide receiver. Foster went undrafted in 2008 and has played on practice squads for five different NFL teams, including the Dolphins in '08.
"We call him Wildcat," Haslett said of Foster. "He can run, he's athletic ... so we feel like we have a bunch of receivers. We also have Doug Gabriel (ex-UCF player). So somebody had to go to bring in Michael (Pittman)."
In another personnel move, the Tuskers cut fullback Steve Korte, a former LSU player. That leaves the Tuskers with just one fullback -- South Carolina product Andrew Pinnock -- on the roster, although Haslett did say that the team has been running former UCF running back Alex Haynes at fullback this week.
The teams will eventually cut down to the regular-season roster limit of 52 players, and rosters are tentatively scheduled to be made official by Oct. 1.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun