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McBride, Turk

poff05 mcbrideCard: Playoff Contenders 2007
Acquired: Box Breaker 2013, Target Autographed Memorabilia Pack

At 6’2″, 277 Turk McBride was considered a versatile gap player that could handle both defensive end and tackle.  His college statistics were pretty solid playing for the Tennessee Volunteers as well. He registered 73 tackles, 52 assists, and 6.5 sacks over his college career through the 2006 season. McBride solidified his stock with a good combine displaying quickness with his 4.8 40 and a willingness to participate in as many drills as possible to be properly vetted by scouts.

The Kansas City Chiefs used their second round choice in the 2007 draft on Turk and he’d be one of the featured rookies on “Hard Knocks” that season for HBO.  In limited playtime starting 1 game he made 1 sack 11 tackles and a pass defensed. Shifted outside to left defensive end in 2008 McBride started 9 games but injuries ended his campaign after 25 tackles. He’d be cut in 2009, and signed by the Lions, starting 4 games that season, and 8 in 2010. Turk registered a career high 5.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in 2010 starting at right defensive end. He’d get some limited playing time with the Saints over the next 2 following seasons starting 2 games in 2011. In 2013 Turk signed with the Chicago Bears with the hope of fitting into their nickle package situations, but a ruptured Achilles ended his season before it began. Currently he is a free agent.

Robison, Brian

Card: Playoff Contenders 2007
Acquired: 5/11/12, Target Authentic Autograph Memorabilia

Upon arriving at the University of Texas, Robison was part of one of Mack Brown‘s most impressive recruiting classes, that included Vince Young, Selvin Young, Kasey Studdard, and Aaron Ross. Initially Robison found himself at linebacker, but proved to be most versatile for the Longhorns at defensive end. He’d put himself firmly on the radar with a solid showing at his pro day in 2007 for the NFL draft.

The Vikings, nabbed Robison in the 4th round of the draft and penciled Brian in at defensive end. He’d start 5 games his rookie season and also play on special teams. Although it has taken him some time to crack the starting lineup for the Vikings, he was finally given a starting nod in 2011 where Brian had a career high 8 sacks. He also is known for his temper, and was fined $200,000 by the league for kicking TJ Lang in the groin. Robison apologized and the two have since moved on from the incident.