On Monday, the Chargers didn’t just add a new defensive tackle to the roster; they bolstered their defense with another Miami Hurricane.
Luther Robinson reunites with ILB Denzel Perryman, and couldn’t be more excited to be back working with his former teammate.
“It’s pretty cool,” Robinson said. “Denzel’s a character so he welcomed me in good.”
Being a rookie can be tough, but Perryman said having someone on the roster he’s previously played with feels great.
“I played with him and it’s great just having Luther here,” Perryman said. “When I heard he was coming, I thought ‘It’s back to how it used to be playing at UM!’ But it feels really good having another fellow ‘Cane in the locker room.”
Robinson and Perryman shared the field for two seasons together. In 2013, the duo was part of a fierce defense that forced five turnovers to upset ninth-ranked Florida, 21-16.
At 6-3, 301-pounds, Robinson comes to San Diego by way of Green Bay where he started 2014 on the practice squad before appearing in five games for the Packers. Although he’s joining the Bolts mid-camp, he’s excited for his new opportunity in San Diego.
“I’m excited, and am just ready to come in, work as hard as I can and do the best I can,” Robinson said.
As for what the Bolts are getting in Robinson? Perryman calls his friend a “dog” who can “get after it and play.”
“Where we come from, we balled out,” Perryman added. “I know he’s going to come here, earn some playing time and make stops.”
And as for what the team can expect out of their 2015 second round draft selection? Robinson’s endorsement of Perryman is something Chargers’ fans are already seeing out on the practice field.
“He’s a hard-hitter ready to thump.”