Source: Eagles add safety to practice squad

Source: Eagles add safety to practice squad

September 1, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Free safety Trenton Robinson played in three games for the 49ers last season as a rookie. (USA Today Images)

Trenton Robinson, a free safety who was waived Saturday by the 49ers, has agreed to join the Eagles’ practice squad, a source told

Robinson, a sixth-round pick last year, becomes the fifth player named to the practice squad, joining offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, wide receiver Greg Salas, running back Matthew Tucker and outside linebacker Travis Long (see story). He’s the only member of the practice squad who wasn’t in camp with the Eagles.

The Eagles can still add three more players to the practice squad to reach the maximum of eight.

The 5-foot-9, 193-pound Robinson, a former Michigan State standout, played just three games last year for the 49ers but was once considered a prospect who could fill the shoes of Dashon Goldson, who left in free agency for Tampa Bay. But the job was won by rookie first-round pick Eric Reid and Robinson eventually became expendable.

Robinson’s signing likely came under the recommendation of vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, who had spent his past eight seasons as director of player personnel for the Niners.

Robinson, a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State, racked up 229 tackles and 12 pass breakups in 46 career games for the Spartans, with 32 starts at safety. His nine interceptions are tied for the 12th-most in school history.