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Thursday, June 2, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Seahawks

Team releases Koren Robinson

Seattle Times staff reporter

Koren Robinson's days as a Seahawk are now officially over.

The team released the troubled wide receiver this afternoon, two days after the 25-year-old Robinson was arraigned in Kirkland Municipal Court on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.

Robinson, the Seahawks' first pick of the 2001 draft (ninth overall), played in 57 games and started 52 in his four-year stint with Seattle. He amassed 213 catches for 3,167 yards and caught 12 touchdowns.

In 2002, he became just the second Seahawks receiver to surpass the 1,200-yard mark for a single season when he caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards.

But off the field, he ran afoul of the law in both his home state of North Carolina and in the Seattle area. Last season, Robinson was suspended for two games by the Seahawks for violating team rules and four games by the NFL for violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy.

The Seahawks stood by him as Robinson entered an alcohol abuse program. But he was arrested May 6 even after telling reporters and the team that he wouldn't take his chance to play in the NFL for granted.

The team also released cornerback Bobby Taylor, as expected. Taylor played in only nine games last season because of injury and recorded 13 tackles.

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