Robinson was carted off the field during the Saints' Week 8 victory over the Giants and eventually diagnosed with a broken tibia, failing to play another snap the rest of the season. Though no reason was given for his inability to practice this week, it's almost certainly related to this season-ending injury to his leg. Nonetheless, the former West Texas A&M stud could use all the time he can get in front his new employer if he wants a role in offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's revamped offense this season, where he joins Matt Forte and Bilal Powell in a new-look running back corps. Forte figures to handle the bulk of the early-down work, with Powell deployed in pass-catching situations. Robinson, however, is most reminiscent of the
Khiry Robinson (leg) is signing with the Jets, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
With the Jets reportedly already agreeing to contracts with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, it's hard to imagine that Robinson would enter training camp as anything more than the No. 3 running back. Robinson has displayed decent running ability when healthy, but he's had a tough time staying on the field, most recently missing the final eight games of the 2015 season with a broken tibia.
Khiry Robinson (leg) was cleared to begin jogging Wednesday.
Robinson received a modest workload from game-to-game until he broke his tibia in Week 8, totaling 56 carries for 180 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 17 catches (on 20 targets) for 115 yards, as he hauled in multiple balls in six of eight games. As a restricted free agent, any offer that he receives in the coming months could be matched by a New Orleans Saints squad that has running backs Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller, and Marcus Murphy already under contract.
The New Orleans Saints placed Khiry Robinson (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, NOLA.com reports.
This move was primarily procedural, as the Saints already ruled Robinson out for the season but needed to open up a roster spot. With Robinson done for the rest of the year, there will be some snaps up for grabs in the Saints backfield.
Khiry Robinson underwent surgery to repair a broken tibia Sunday night and will miss the remainder of this season.
Robison was carted off during Sunday's win over the Giants with what initially appeared to be a serious leg injury. With confirmation of a leg fracture coming Monday, it's off little surprise that Robinson's season is over. Still, his absence is certainly a blow to the New Orleans Saints ' backfield, as Robinson already posted a career-best four touchdowns through eight games. In wake of Robinson's injury, expect C.J. Spiller to receive more touches in relief of starter Mark Ingram, with Marcus Murphy representing the only other running back currently on the Saints' roster.
|P2||8/19/16||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|2||9/15/16||@ BUF||8:25 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ KC||4:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|6||10/17/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/11/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|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|