Adrien Robinson is excited about his clean slate, but it's not like his old one was all that cluttered.

The third-year tight end hasn't caught an NFL pass, has played in just a smattering of regular-season games, and mostly been a mystery after being drafted with high expectations.

Now, though, Robinson thinks he can start over. Or just plain start.

"It's a huge opportunity," he said of the open competition at the position. "I was telling my mom, of course you want to start as a rookie, but I couldn't ask for a better situation."

No one seems to know what Robinson can actually do if he does get on the field.

"I think I can play the game really well," he said. "I can block, I can run, I weigh enough. I feel like I have all the pieces, it's just a matter of putting everything together."

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Add to that an offense that apparently will utilize his position more and new coaches at his position as well as at offensive coordinator, and Robinson is hoping it all adds up to him making an impact.

"You couldn't ask for anything better," he said. "It's like everything is a clean slate."