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Jaguars sign Robinson, Henne


The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Laurent Robinson (pictured)and quarterbackChad Henne, the club announced today.  Length and terms of the contracts are undisclosed.

Robinson, 6-2, 194, has spent time with Atlanta, St. Louis, San Diego and Dallas.  He has played in 52 games with 24 starts and totaled 143 receptions for 1,858 yards and 15 touchdowns.  His career totals include four 100-yard receiving games and 17 receptions of 25-plus yards.  Robinson was originally a third-round draft pick of the Falcons in 2007 and played under Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey in 2008 with the Falcons.  He was traded to the Rams in 2009 where he spent two seasons.

Robinson produced career-best numbers in 2011 for the Cowboys.  After spending the preseason with the Chargers, he joined the Cowboys where he played in 14 games with four starts.  He registered a career-high 54 receptions for 858 yards (15.9 avg.) and 11 touchdowns.  Robinson became only the eighth different Cowboy to reach double-digit receiving touchdowns in a season and his streak of five straight games with a score was the seventh-longest streak in team history.  Two of his three career 70-yard receptions came in 2011 including a 74-yard touchdown catch against the New York Giants on December 11. 

A native of Rockledge, Florida, Robinson was a four-year starter at Illinois State where set school records with 192 career receptions and 3,007 receiving yards.  He ranked fourth on the Gateway Conference all-time list for receptions and fifth in receiving yards.  He attended Rockledge High School where he led team to back-to-back state championships. 

Robinson's first name is pronounced Luh-RON.

Henne, 6-3, 230, spent the past four seasons with the Miami Dolphins after being selected in the second round of the 2008 draft.  He has started 31 of 36 games and completed 646 of 1,065 passes for 7,114 yards with 31 touchdowns and 37 interceptions for a 75.7 rating.  He has seven career 300-yard passing games and seven games with two or more touchdown passes.  He started 13 games in 2009 and 14 games in 2010. 

Henne opened the 2011 season as the Dolphins' starter and played in four games before suffering a left shoulder injury in week four.  He was placed on injured reserve on October 6.  He finished the season 64 of 112 passing for 868 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.  In the 2011 season-opener, he threw for a career-high 416 yards against New England with two touchdown passes on a 30 of 49 passing performance. 

A native of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Henne was a four-year starter at Michigan where he compiled a 33-14 record as a starter.  He finished his career 828 of 1,387 passing for 9,715 yards with 87 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.  He finished his career with school records for career completions, attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes.  He attended Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa. where he finished his career with 74 touchdown passes. 

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