James Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #30
Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #30
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Lands on IR

Robinson (Achilles) has been placed on IR by the Jaguars.

Analysis: Robinson suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Jets and the non-contact injury has officially ended his 2021 season. In his absence down the stretch, Dare Ogunbowale, who handled the bulk of the carries following Robinson's Sunday exit -- as well as Nathan Cottrell and Ryquell Armstead -- are in line to head Jacksonville's backfield.

Dec 27, 2021 1:10 PM EST


Torn Achilles confirmed

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.

Analysis: The non-contact injury Robinson suffered Sunday is indeed 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.

Dec 26, 2021 1:44 PM EST



Partial Achilles' tear, per report

Robinson reportedly suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles' during Sunday's game against the Jets, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 26, 2021 12:59 PM EST


Injures Achilles

Robinson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Jets with an Achilles' injury, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Field Yates of ESPN, the running back grabbed his ankle area following a non-contact injury and now it appears as though Robinson's Achilles is the issue. Prior to being carted off, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, Robinson logged three carries for 10 yards. Next up for the team's backfield duties in his absence is Dare Ogunbowale.

Dec 26, 2021 10:46 AM EST


Avoids injury designation

Robinson (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Robinson rested at Thursday's practice before returning as a full participant Friday, so he's ready to go for Week 16. The 23-year-old tied his season high with 21 touches last week and totaled 88 scrimmage yards to go along with a touchdown.

Dec 24, 2021 10:31 AM EST



Logs Thursday DNP

Robinson (knee) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: Robinson was limited Wednesday, but Mark Long of the Associated Press previously noted that Thursday 'DNPs' were likely to be a regular part of a load management plan for the running back. Therefore, there's a solid chance Robinson practices fully Friday and approaches Sunday's game against the Jets minus a Week 16 injury designation.

Dec 23, 2021 3:03 PM EST


Limited at Wednesday's practice

Robinson (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Robinson was once again a limited practice participant to begin the week as he continues to manage the knee injury down the stretch. If the trend from recent weeks holds, the 23-year-old will rest at Thursday's practice before returning as a full participant for Friday's session.

Dec 22, 2021 2:31 PM EST


Finds end zone in loss

Robinson rushed 18 times for 75 yards and a touchdown while catching three of six targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Robinson tied his season high with 21 touches and bounced back after totaling a mere 39 yards from scrimmage over the previous two contests. The 23-year-old should continue to see heavy usage going forward, especially with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell now leading the team following the firing of former head coach Urban Meyer. Robinson will have another attractive matchup in Week 16 as the Jaguars travel to take on the Jets.

Dec 19, 2021 2:15 PM EST


No injury designation for Sunday

Robinson (heel/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Robinson took a rest day Thursday and return to practice Friday with a full session, clearing him to play Sunday versus Houston. The 23-year-old will have even less competition than usual for backfield reps with Carlos Hyde (concussion) already ruled out for the divisional contest.

Dec 17, 2021 11:26 AM EST


Resting Thursday

Robinson (heel/knee) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Robinson was a limited practice participant Wednesday and rested at Thursday's session, which is the plan for the rest of the season, per Mark Long of the Associated Press. There's been no indication of any setbacks with the 23-year-old heel and knee injuries, so he should be back on the practice field Friday.

Dec 16, 2021 3:21 PM EST


Limited at Wednesday's practice

Robinson (heel/knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Robinson had only six carries for four yards during Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Titans, but the good news is it appears he didn't aggravate his heel and knee injuries. It was reported last week that the 23-year-old is expected to rest every Thursday for the rest of the season, so it won't be surprising for him to follow Wednesday's limited session with a DNP.

Dec 15, 2021 2:24 PM EST


Completely ineffective

Robinson recorded six carries for four yards in Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Titans. He was not targeted.

Analysis: After consistent chatter surrounding Robinson's role throughout the week, he accounted for the majority of Jacksonville's rush attempts. However, that still amounted to very little volume, as the Jaguars only tallied eight rushing attempts for the entire day. Equally concerning was Robinson's lack of involvement as a receiver, as Sunday's effort marked his first game without a target on the season. A Week 15 matchup against Houston could offer some reprieve for Robinson, but given that he's combined to record only 14 carries for 28 yards across his last two games, it will be difficult to have significant faith in his potential to produce.

Dec 12, 2021 2:59 PM EST


Ready for Week 14

Robinson (heel/knee) isn't listed with an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was able to avoid the questionable tag after putting in a full practice Friday. Robinson has been nursing the knee and heel injuries over the past few weeks, but according to John Shipley of SI.com, he practiced Wednesday for the first time in awhile and had a good session. The tailback was pulled last week against the Rams after losing a fumble, and Carlos Hyde took over and out-touched Robinson 10-8 and scored a touchdown despite losing a fumble of his own. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence made clear to the coaching staff this week how he feels about Robinson, and per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com the signal-caller said, "James [Robinson] is one of our best players and he's got to be in the game". Hopefully Lawrence's plea to the coaches will result in a longer leash for Robinson down the stretch, since he's clearly the most productive weapon in Jacksonville's struggling offense.

Dec 10, 2021 12:51 PM EST


Slated to rest on Thursdays

Robinson (heel/knee) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Robinson logged a limited session Wednesday, but his absence the following day is evidently not indicative of a setback, with Mark Long of the Associated Press noting that the running back is expected to get every Thursday off for the rest of the season with an eye toward managing his practice workload. As long as Robinson practices in any capacity Friday, he'll be in line to suit up Sunday versus the Titans, though he'll probably need to work fully in order to avoid a Week 14 injury designation.

Dec 9, 2021 9:44 AM EST


Starts week as limited participant

Robinson (heel/knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Robinson has logged full practices here and there and also missed some sessions entirely, but he's mostly been a limited participant while dealing with a heel injury the past month. That includes each of three practices last week, leading up to a 'questionable' tag (and ultimately active status) for Sunday's 37-7 loss to the Rams. Robinson was benched for most of the first half after an early fumble, but he did get more playing time after the break, while Carlos Hyde coughed up a fumble of his own. Assuming no setbacks with his nagging heel/knee injuries, Robinson should handle a larger workload this Sunday at Tennessee.

Dec 8, 2021 1:44 PM EST


Briefly pulled after fumble

Robinson ran for 24 yards on eight carries against the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: Robinson lost a fumble in the first quarter and saw his playing time mostly cease in favor of Carlos Hyde, who ran for 24 yards and one touchdown on nine carries while losing a fumble of his own. The idea that Robinson should get pulled for one mistake, especially in favor of a player like Hyde, is the sort of ridiculousness that would barely seem possible with any other organization, but the Urban Meyer Jaguars are innovators in failure and by now it's difficult to see how that changes until new people are in charge. After the game Meyer tried to evade responsibility when speaking to the press, saying on the one hand that Robinson's playing time was the prerogative of running backs coach Bernie Parmalee while at another point implying Robinson's foot and heel injuries might have affected his playing time. It will be worth monitoring Robinson's practice activity throughout the week, but if healthy he'll likely be the best player on the Jaguars offense as they take on the Titans in Week 14, should they choose to use him.

Dec 5, 2021 5:22 PM EST


Active for Sunday's game

Robinson (heel/knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, heel and knee issues have left Robinson hobbled of late, but the running back was feeling better as of Saturday, setting the stage for him to suit up Sunday. As long as Robinson -- who parlayed his 38 snaps in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Falcons into 17 carries for 86 yards and three catches for 29 yards -- is able to avoid any in-game setbacks, he should continue to lead his team's backfield versus Los Angeles, with Carlos Hyde on hand to work in a complementary role in the meantime.

Dec 5, 2021 11:44 AM EST


Plans to suit up Week 13

Robinson (heel/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, plans to try and play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The two injuries have left Robinson hobbled for weeks, but he's proceeded to suit up in each of Jacksonville's last three games while averaging 79.0 yards from scrimmage per contest and scoring two touchdowns. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network characterizes Robinson as more of a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, but unless he deals with a setback in pregame warmups, expect the 23-year-old to start as he normally does. Carlos Hyde is the next man up for work in the Jacksonville backfield if Robinson is inactive or limited during the contest.

Dec 5, 2021 5:20 AM EST


Game-time call in Week 13

Robinson (heel/knee) is viewed as a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, the assumption earlier in the week was that the running back wouldn't be likely to play, but Robinson is reportedly feeling better and now has a chance to suit up, a notion echoed by an ESPN.com report that suggests Robinson plans to try to give it a go. How his pre-game workout goes will therefore determine Robinson's status for the Jaguars' 4:05 ET contest. If he's out or limited, Carlos Hyde would see an increased role in the team's Week 13 backfield.

Dec 5, 2021 4:27 AM EST


Gets Week 13 designation

The Jaguars list Robinson (heel/knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Robinson has been tending to the pair of injuries for more than a month, but he's suited up in each of the Jaguars' last three games. Though he's seen his snaps scaled back in those contests compared to earlier in the season, Robinson hasn't had to sacrifice many touches, as he's averaging 13.7 carries and four targets during that three-game stretch. Though he was limited in all three of the Jaguars' practices this week, expect Robinson to ultimately avoid the inactive list ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff and serve as Jacksonville's lead back.

Dec 3, 2021 11:31 AM EST


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