Pete Robertson
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Robertson during Redskins training camp in 2017
No. 40 – BC Lions
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-02) December 2, 1992 (age 31)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Longview (TX)
College:Texas Tech
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:4
Career CFL statistics
Tackles:47
Sacks:14
Interceptions:1
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at CFL.ca

Pete Robertson (born December 2, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Texas Tech. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has also played for the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Robertson signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2016.[1] He was waived by the Seahawks on August 30, 2016.[2]

Washington Redskins

On January 6, 2017, Robertson signed a reserve/future contract with the Washington Redskins.[3] He was waived by the Redskins on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on November 21, 2017.[6] He was waived by the Redskins on December 4, 2017, and re-signed to the practice squad.[7] He was promoted again to the active roster on December 12, 2017.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Robertson was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2018 season.[9]

Arizona Cardinals

On December 19, 2018, Robertson was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cardinals on December 31, 2018.[11]

On September 1, 2019, Robertson was waived by the Cardinals and re-signed to the practice squad.[12] On November 8, 2019, Robertson was promoted to the active roster.[13] He was waived on December 3, 2019.

Washington Redskins (II)

On December 10, 2019, Robertson was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad.[14] His practice squad contract with the team expired on January 6, 2020.[15]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Robertson signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on February 19, 2020.[16] After the CFL canceled the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robertson chose to opt-out of his contract with the Roughriders on August 28, 2020.[17] He opted back in to his contract on January 7, 2021.[18] Robertson played in 11 regular season games for the Riders during the 2021 season, contributing with 10 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and five quarterback sacks. The following season he missed four games in the middle of the season with a foot sprain.[19]

The following season he was resigned on a 1 year deal to stay with the Roughriders for the 2023-24 Season.[20]

Late in the fourth quarter Labour Day Classic game on September 4, 2023, Robertson head butted Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros, knocking him to the turf. The incident happened after Robertson knocked down a pass and well after the whistle had blown. The next day, the CFL suspended Robertson for one game for his actions.[21]

On February 13, 2024, he became a free agent.

BC Lions

On February 13, 2024, it was announced that Robertson had signed a one-year contract with the BC Lions.[22]

Personal life

Robertson's older god-brother is former Redskins wide receiver Malcolm Kelly.[23]

References

  1. ^ Boyle, John (May 9, 2016). "Seahawks Sign Five Tryout Players From Rookie Minicamp". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Boyle, John (August 30, 2016). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves To Reach 75-Player Limit". Seahawks.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "01/05: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. January 6, 2017. Archived from the original on December 1, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "9/2: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 3, 2017). "Redskins Sign Seven Players To The Practice Squad". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Czarda, Stephen (November 21, 2017). "Redskins Place Four On Injured Reserve, Sign Four To Active Roster". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 4, 2017). "Redskins Sign Wide Receiver Robert Davis To The Active Roster, Claim Kyle Kalis Off Waivers". Redskins.com.
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 12, 2017). "Redskins Place Three On Injured Reserve, Sign Three To Active Roster". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 1, 2018. Archived from the original on September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cardinals add LB Pete Robertson, S Fish Smithson". ArizonaSports.com. December 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Odegard, Kyle (December 31, 2018). "Charles Kanoff Among Eight Players Signed To Future Contracts". AZCardinals.com.
  12. ^ Odegard, Kyle (September 1, 2019). "Cardinals Claim Defensive Lineman Jonathan Bullard, Four Others". AZCardinals.com.
  13. ^ Urban, Darren (November 8, 2019). "Cardinals Put Brooks Reed On IR, Promote Two From Practice Squad". azcardinals.com.
  14. ^ "Redskins Make Several Roster Moves". Redskins.com. December 10, 2019.
  15. ^ @HBalzer721 (January 7, 2020). "Redskins practice-squad contracts expired Monday: WR Jehu Chesson; RB Derrick Gore; LBs Cassanova McKinzy, Pete Robertson; TE Keith Trowbridge; DT JoJo Wicker" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Riders Add Two to Roster". Riderville.com. February 19, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  17. ^ "Riders release Cameron Judge, three others". CFL.ca. August 28, 2020. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  18. ^ "Riders Transactions - January 7". Riderville.com. January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  19. ^ TSN ca Staff (August 16, 2022). "Roughriders WR Moore cleared to practice; Marino set to return from suspension - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
  20. ^ 3Down Staff (February 4, 2023). "For Pete's sake: Riders re-sign top pass rusher Pete Robertson - 3downnation.com". 3downnation.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  21. ^ "CFL slaps Roughriders defensive lineman Robertson with 1-game suspension for head butt". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. September 4, 2023.
  22. ^ "Lions sign DL Pete Robertson to one-year contract". CFL.ca. February 14, 2024. Retrieved February 14, 2024.
  23. ^ Tesfatsion, Master (July 24, 2017). "Fate brings Pete Robertson to the Redskins following a devastating back injury". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved December 12, 2017.