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Denard Robinson | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
College: Michigan
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Denard Robinson is expected to sub in for T.J. Yeldon "to begin certain possessions."
Yeldon has already been named the starter and three-down back. But the Jags aren't going to give him Le'Veon Bell/DeMarco Murray treatment, meaning Robinson and Toby Gerhart will have roles. Robinson projects for 4-7 touches per game plus kick return work out of the gate. Jun 29 - 8:40 AM

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Denard Robinson will return kicks and be a change-of-pace back this season.

Second-round rookie T.J. Yeldon is locked and loaded as a feature back, leaving Robinson and Toby Gerhart to fight for leftovers. The 197-pound Shoelace was never a realistic long-term option as a feature back anyway, but will fit well as a pace-changer. The former college quarterback showed a quick learning curve last year, averaging 4.31 YPC on his 135 carries.
May 14 - 12:55 PM

Denard Robinson (foot) was cleared to resume football activities in February.

Robinson sat out the final three games of 2014 with a torn ligament in his foot. Shoelace showed plus versatility when healthy, racking up 706 yards on 158 touches. Despite his emergence, Robinson is viewed by the Jaguars as a change-of-pace back. The Jags are likely to draft a running back. On the off chance they don't, Toby Gerhart and Storm Johnson will also be in the mix for carries.
Apr 19 - 8:52 AM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley admitted at the Combine he was "shocked" by Denard Robinson's emergence in 2014.

Robinson had a brief hot run before petering out and landing on I.R. with a torn ligament in his foot. Bradley said Robinson has a "bright future," but wouldn't commit to reinstalling him as a starter. "We’re really pleased with his progress and we’re hopeful that he takes the next step," were Bradley's words. "Where that takes him in the rotation, that’s yet to be seen."
Feb 19 - 3:02 PM

Updating a previous item, Denard Robinson (injured reserve) suffered a torn ligament in his foot.

This is merely for bookkeeping purposes with Robinson already on season-ending I.R. His recovery timetable is set at 6-8 weeks, but foot injuries can be awfully tricky for runners. Shoelace should be available for a full offseason as long as he avoids setbacks. He's one of few playmakers in Jacksonville.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Jaguars placed RB Denard Robinson on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jacksonville will ride with Toby Gerhart as its main back going forward. Robinson, a decorated college quarterback at Michigan, showed serious progress as a running back this season. He finished with 135 carries for 582 yards (4.31 YPC) and four touchdowns in 13 games, pushing Gerhart to a bench role.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Denard Robinson is done for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Shoelace has a mid-foot sprain. With three weeks left in another lost season, the Jaguars are shutting him down. Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Storm Johnson will carry the ball for the Jaguars the rest of the year, with Gerhart our best guess for touches. Robinson got off to a hot start after taking control of the backfield in Week 7, posting three straight 100-yard games, but appeared to hit a wall the past month. It's fair to wonder if he's really suited to be a true feature back. But he'll certainly have a role in 2015.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Denard Robinson has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain.

His status for Week 15 against the Ravens is uncertain. Shoelace has hit a wall in recent weeks, failing to top 60 yards rushing in four straight games. He's also been blowing assignments in pass protection. If Robinson can't play against Baltimore, it'll be Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman behind Blake Bortles.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Denard Robinson managed 30 yards on 10 carries in the Jaguars' Week 14 loss to the Texans.

A college quarterback, Robinson has hit a wall down the stretch of his first-ever season as a featured running back. He also continues to be underutilized in the passing game and isn't helping his own case by struggling in pass protection. "Shoelace" allowed another sack of Blake Bortles in Sunday's loss. He'll be a shaky flex play in Week 15 against the Ravens.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Denard Robinson had 11 carries for 44 yards and caught three passes for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Giants.

Robinson was effective on limited touches, but fell victim to gameflow with the Giants winning time-of-possession and the Jaguars scoring two defensive touchdowns. He was featured in read-Option and Wildcat packages, and had a 17-yard run in the third quarter. Robinson will be a mid-range RB2 for Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 14 times for 25 yards in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Colts.

He added four catches for 47 yards to save his fantasy day. But after Jonas Gray ripped the Colts for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11, it was quite the disappointment from Shoelace. He received one carry from the one-yard line but took a two-yard loss on the play. The Jaguars return home next weekend to face the Giants' league-worst run defense. Robinson will be a solid RB2.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 15 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys Week 10.

Robinson broke loose down the sideline for a 32-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and scored on a 1-yard run deep into garbage time after Toby Gerhart was stuffed on first down. Robinson again dominated the running back work, out-carrying Gerhart 15-to-4. He has sparked the Jaguars' rushing attack, and should hold onto the job the rest of the year.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

He added two catches for 10 yards. Robinson got rolled up on the second play of the game, giving owners a scare, but returned on the next series to break off a 39-yard run. He had to fight for yards, but continues to be a pleasant surprise for not only the Jaguars, but also for fantasy owners as a dynamic playmaker. Shoelace found pay dirt from five yards out in the fourth quarter to bring the Jaguars within three points of the Bengals. He and Toby Gerhart are clicking as the one-two punch. Robinson will again be a high-upside RB2 in London next week against the Cowboys.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 18 times for 108 yards in Jacksonville's Week 8 loss to the Dolphins, adding one catch for an additional 10 yards.

Shoelace touched the ball on the Jaguars' first two plays of the game, racking up 45 yards. Neither he nor the Jags were as prolific thereafter, but six of Robinson's 18 totes went for five yards or longer. Robinson has now eclipsed 100 yards on the ground in back-to-back weeks after no Jags rusher managed more than 42 in the season's first six games. He'll remain the Jags' No. 1 back going forward, and be a solid RB2 against the Bengals' leaky run defense in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:36:00 PM

A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."

Robinson ripped apart the Browns' atrocious run defense last week for 22-127-1 and has earned another start. Don't expect 20-carry games to become the norm. The 197-pound "Shoelace" typically won't have gameflow on his side and also Toby Gerhart (foot) is coming back this week to pair with third-down back Jordan Todman. Furthermore, the Jags bottom-five offensive line is going to have its hands more than full with a very strong Dolphins front this week.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Stephen Morris
4Jeff Tuel
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
3Storm Johnson
4Bernard Pierce
5Corey Grant
GLB1T.J. Yeldon
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
FB1Toby Gerhart
WR11Allen Robinson
2Allen Hurns
3Arrelious Benn
4Neal Sterling
5Kasey Closs
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Tandon Doss
4Tony Washington
5Bryan Walters
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Clay Harbor
4Ben Koyack
5Nic Jacobs
K1Josh Scobee
2Jason Myers