"They kind of told me I was one of their priority guys that they wanted to get back, and this definitely shows it," Robison said. "This is definitely a big-time vote of confidence."
Robison has played behind defensive end Ray Edwards, who was one of seven Vikings who received qualifying offers from the team Thursday. Edwards' return to Minnesota is hardly definite, however, as a new collective bargaining agreement could make the five-year pro an unrestricted free agent.
Robison also had been tendered before reaching his multiyear deal.
The Vikings, on their website, confirmed the offers to players with five or fewer years of NFL experience and expiring contracts. The tenders are one-year offers, at varying levels of salary and compensation in return for a player signing elsewhere.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.