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Former Arizona Cardinals DT Bryan Robinson found dead at 41

The starting nose tackle for the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl team passed away Saturday evening.

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While many of his best seasons were with the Chicago Bears, Bryan Robinson was an important piece to the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl team, he was found dead in a Milwaukee hotel room on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Robinson may not be a memorable member of the Arizona Cardinals team, but he was an important part to an improving defense, anchoring the middle.

In his three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Robinson started 46 games and played in all 48 regular season games, as well as starting all six playoff games.  His final stats included two sacks, 46 tackles and 21 assists.

Perhaps the most memorable play of Robinson's career was his field goal block in the 1999 Chicago Bears victory over the Green Bay Packers, six days after Walter Payton had passed away. Robinson's block of the Ryan Longwell field goal attempt preserved the Bears 14-13 win over their hated rivals.

Bryan Robinson was an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State, who signed with the St. Louis Rams in 1997.  He then played six seasons with the Chicago Bears, one season with the Miami Dolphins, three season with the Cincinnati Bengals, before signing in 2008 with the Arizona Cardinals and finishing his career in the desert.

RIP Bryan Robinson.