Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Robinson (Achilles) won't participate in OTAs, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Meanwhile, Pederson noted that Travis Etienne (foot), the other Jacksonville running back recovering from a long-term injury, is on track to rejoin the team for workouts early during the offseason program. Robinson's recovery from the torn left Achilles' tendon he suffered in late December looks as though it'll extend into training camp in late July, and it's far from a given that he'll be a full participant in practices by then. The track record of players returning from Achilles surgery isn't overly encouraging, and the fact that Robinson suffered his injury late last season and faces strong competition from Etienne -- a 2021 first-round pick -- renders Robinson a risky fantasy investment heading into 2022.
Robinson's return timeline from an Achilles injury remains unclear at this stage, but Michael DiRocco of ESPN suggests it's possible the running back could be ready for the start of the 2022 season. Robinson suffered a torn Achilles back on Dec. 26 and faces a lengthy recovery period, so it's not a lock that he'll be a go for Week 1. The recent return of Rams RB Cam Akers from a similar injury does offer hope that Robinson could factor in early on next season, however. Once he is back, the 23-year-old will face competition from 2021 first-rounder Travis Etienne, who is bouncing back from a Lisfranc injury that he suffered this past August, while veteran Carlos Hyde is also under contract with the Jaguars through the 2022 campaign, and there's always the possibility further depth is brought in via free agency or the draft. Robinson's progress should become clearer once the team resumes its on-field activities. Prior to his injury, he recorded 767 yards and eight TDs on 164 carries and added 31 catches for 222 yards in 14 games.
Jacksonville placed Robinson (Achilles) on injured reserve Monday. Robinson suffered a torn left Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Jets, spelling an end to his 2021 season. He'll likely undergo surgery in the coming days, and given the timeline associated with Achilles injuries Robinson's absence could stretch into the start of the 2022 campaign. While Robinson is out for Weeks 17 and 18, Dare Ogunbowale is expected to headline Jacksonville's backfield. The Jaguars also have practice squad member Nathan Cottrell, Ryquell Armstead and Mekhi Sargent on hand as depth options.
Interim coach Darrell Bevell confirmed that Robinson suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Jets, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com and John Reid of The Florida Times-Union report. The non-contact injury Robinson suffered Sunday indeed is a season-ending one, and he'll presumably face a lengthy recovery period. In his absence down the stretch, the Jaguars' available running back options are Dare Ogunbowale, who handled the bulk of the carries following Robinson's Sunday departure, along with Nathan Cottrell and Ryquell Armstead.
Robinson reportedly suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles during Sunday's game against the Jets, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports. We'll await further confirmation of the severity of his Achilles issue, but with just two weeks left in the Jaguars' schedule, Robinson's non-contact injury could well end his campaign. Looking ahead, the team's available running back options are Dare Ogunbowale, who logged the bulk of the carries following Robinson's Sunday exit, as well as Nathan Cottrell and Ryquell Armstead.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||26||20.06|
|9||11/06||Las Vegas Raiders||25||19.67|
|10||11/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
|16||12/22||@New York Jets||32||25.65|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||202||918||8||40||283||2||175|