Robinson (leg) has been invited to participate in the Jets' minicamp as a tryout.
The Jets released Robinson in March, as he had a prolonged recovery from a broken leg. However, the team has opted to bring him back to minicamp as a tryout. Coach Todd Bowles stated, "We just wanted to see where he was physically" in reference to Robinson's invite. The veteran figures to compete for a job providing depth at running back if he is able to stay healthy.
Robinson (leg) was released by the Jets on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Robinson played in just one game for New York last season before breaking his leg and being placed on injured reserve. He's now an unrestricted free agent, but may struggle to sign with another team until his leg is healed and he's able to pass a physical.
Robinson (leg) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.
Robinson broke his leg in Saturday's loss to the Patriots, the second time he's done so in the past two seasons. Saturday was the only time he took the field this season, rushing for 22 yards on eight attempts. The Jets added fellow running back Brandon Burks to the active roster to replace Robinson for the final game of the season.
Robinson will miss the rest of the season due to a broken leg, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
The development marks the second time in as many seasons that Robinson will be felled by a leg fracture. In Week 8 last year, he broke the tibia in his right leg as a member of the Saints. Quickly reaching agreement on a contract with the Jets in free agency, he made just one appearance in the preseason before he was among the team's final cuts. He didn't land another gig until early December (again with the Jets) and made his sole showing of the current campaign Saturday in New England, where he managed eight carries for 22 yards. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Robinson has now suffered three separate breaks in this particular leg, meaning he may be hard-pressed to land anything more than a prove-it deal in the offseason.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||10||0||54||224||4.1||25||1||3||12|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||3||76||362||4.8||62||3||2||23|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||8||0||56||180||3.2||14||4||0||14|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||8||22||2.8||10||0||0||1|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||3||8||63||7.9||17||0||0||0||2|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||8||0||17||115||6.8||22||0||1||0||4|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||1||28||28.0||28||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||8||2||33||16.5||19||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|