Minnesota plans to retain Brian Robison

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison will be back with the team next season, general manager Rick Spielman hinted.

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"I think he still has a lot of play in him," Spielman said. "How his role increases or decreases, that will be determined as we go through training camp and this offseason. But he still is not only a valuable football player for us, but extremely valuable from a leadership standpoint." Set to count $5.25 million against the cap in his age-33 season, Robison was viewed as a possible cap cut, but it appears he will stick around at least one more season. Even if he returns, Robison will likely lose snaps to sophomore Danielle Hunter, who recorded six sacks in limited snaps last season.

The Vikings ranked 13th in Adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points per play in 2015. They tied for seventh in the league with 43 sacks last season.