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Top Brian Robinson Jr. News

  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Returning to practice

    The Commanders designated Robinson (knee) for return to practice Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Washington will now have a 21-day window to evaluate Robinson in practice, but head coach Ron Rivera has already expressed optimism about the rookie's chances of making his NFL debut Sunday versus Tennessee. Before he sustained gunshot wounds to his right leg and required surgery after he was the victim of an apparent attempted robbery Aug. 28, Robinson appeared positioned to begin the season as the Commanders' lead option on the ground. If he's active this week, Robinson might handle only a light role behind Antonio Gibson and pass-catching specialist J.D. McKissic, but the 23-year-old should see his opportunities increase in the games to come.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Could debut Week 5

    Coach Ron Rivera said Monday it looks "very promising" Robinson (knee) could play Week 5 versus the Titans, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.

    Robinson hasn't yet been activated off the reserve/non-football injury list, but it's expected that such a move could be looming, with Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post reporting that the rookie running back is in line to participate in practice Wednesday. The Commanders may opt to ease Robinson back into action, but he eventually could eat into the workloads of both Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic this season.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Expected to be activated Week 5

    The Commanders are expected to activate Robinson (knee) from the reserve/non-football injury list Week 5, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Robinson continues to make an encouraging recovery from the two gunshot wounds he suffered to his lower body as the victim of an attempted robbery late August. Washington hasn't offered an official timetable for Robinson's expected return to the field, which would mark his NFL debut, but it will be a notable step in the right direction if he's indeed able to resume practicing next week. When back to full form, Robinson will join a backfield currently helmed by Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Making progress

    Robinson (knee) has avoided any "ill effects" while ramping up his workload in recent weeks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Robinson is ruled out through Week 4 on the reserve/non-football injury list but reportedly has a chance to return as soon as he's eligible Week 5. His role at that time partially will depend on the performance of Antonio Gibson, who had 130 total yards in a Week 1 win over Jacksonville before sinking to 41 yards in a Week 2 loss to Detroit.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Resumes agility work

    Robinson (knee) took part in agility work off to the side of practices Wednesday and Thursday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Since he currently resides of the reserve/non-football injury list, Robinson isn't practicing with Washington just yet, but the rookie running back at least seems to be making strong progress while he recovers from the two gunshot wounds he suffered to his lower body when he was the victim of an attempted robbery Aug. 28. Robinson won't be eligible to play in any of the Commanders' first four games, but a return to the field as soon as Week 5 is still a plausible outcome at this stage. In the meantime, Antonio Gibson is expected to serve as Washington's clear lead option in the backfield while Robinson is sidelined.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Chance to return Week 5

    Robinson (knee) has a "realistic" chance to return to the field Week 5, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Robinson will be out through at least the first four games of the season due to his placement on the reserve/non-football injury list, but the rookie third-round pick may not be sidelined beyond the minimum amount of time while he continues to make good progress in his recovery from being shot twice in the leg during an attempted robbery Aug. 28. While Robinson is on the mend, Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic are expected to headline Washington's backfield. Robinson has reportedly already shed his crutches, and the Commanders expect him to resume conditioning work during the upcoming week.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Showing improvement in recovery

    Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that the swelling in Robinson's wounded knee has gone down "an awful lot," and the rookie running back is no longer using crutches to move about, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Just over a week removed from being the victim of a shooting in an apparent attempted robbery, Robinson already appears to be making a swift recovery. Robinson will open the season on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list, meaning he won't be eligible to play in Washington's first four games. Whether he's ready to go for the Commanders' Week 5 matchup with the Titans is still up in the air and will likely depend on how he progresses over the next month. While Robinson is on the mend, Antonio Gibson could assume a lead role on the ground for Washington, and Jonathan Williams could also factor into the equation on the heels of a strong preseason. J.D. McKissic (groin) is also on hand, but he's expected to serve primarily as a pass-catching back.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: Placed on NFI list

    Washington placed Robinson (lower body) on the reserve/non-football injury list Thursday.

    Robinson is recovering from surgery to address wounds sustained during an attempted robbery. He was shot twice in his lower extremities, but reports indicate that he didn't suffer any structural damage. The timing of Robinson's placement on the NFI list rules him out for the first four weeks of the 2022 season. A timetable for Robinson's recovery remains undisclosed, and the Commanders will doubtless refrain from rushing the 2022 third-rounder back, but it leaves the door open for the rookie to return at some point during the upcoming campaign. As Week 1 approaches, the team's available backfield options are Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic and Jonathan Williams, with Jaret Patterson a member of Washington's practice squad.

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  • Commanders' Brian Robinson: No timeline to return

    Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that the Commanders don't have a timetable for Robinson's recovery from the wounds he sustained during an attempted robbery Sunday in Washington, D.C., John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Robinson was shot twice in his lower extremities during the incident, undergoing surgery and eventually getting released from the hospital Monday. Rivera noted that Robinson didn't suffer any structural damage, and the running back also met with team doctors at the Commanders' facilities Tuesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, AL
Age: 23
School: Alabama