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Michael Cambell #16 of the New York Jets  runs after a catch and chased by Adrian Robinson #49 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Michael Cambell #16 of the New York Jets runs after a catch and chased by Adrian Robinson #49 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Thin at linebacker, the Denver Broncos claimed Adrian Robinson off waivers from Philadelphia on Sunday and released fullback Jacob Hester.

The Eagles acquired Robinson, a second-year pro, from Pittsburgh in exchange for running back Felix Jones on Aug. 23.

Robinson made the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent last season from Temple. H appeared in 12 games, all on special teams.

With All-Pro Von Miller serving a six-game suspension to start the season, the Broncos were thin at the position. Said coach John Fox: “We only had five linebackers on the roster and we needed a sixth. We don’t know him very well yet, at least I don’t. But on tape, according to our personnel people, he fits the mold we’re looking for.”

- By Arnie Stapleton, AP Sports Writer

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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