KIRKLAND, Wash. (June 2, 2005) -- Troubled wide receiver Koren Robinson, who was suspended for off-field problems last season and faces new problems currently, was released by the Seattle Seahawks.
The team also released veteran cornerback Bobby Taylor, signed as a free agent last season after starring with Philadelphia. Taylor was troubled by injuries for much of last year
Last season, Robinson served a four-game league suspension. In January, coach Mike Holmgren benched him for skipping practice one day before an important game against Atlanta.
Robinson was the ninth overall pick in the 2001 draft. His best season was 2002, when he had 78 receptions for 1,240 yards, the only Seattle receiver other than Hall of Famer Steve Largent to record a 1,200-yard season.
The team did not mention Robinson's legal problems in a statement announcing his release. A day earlier, the team said it was "extremely disappointed and concerned with Koren's situation."
June 2 is the first day teams can release players and defer any salary cap penalty until next season.