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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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ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco said RB Denard Robinson has a chance to open the season as the starter.
DiRocco has consistently questioned rookie T.J Yeldon's early-season workload this offseason, but this one seems unlikely. The Jaguars used Yeldon as a three-down back in his first preseason action with Robinson filling in as a change-of-pace option. Robinson has played well, but Yeldon has much more upside. Aug 29 - 11:56 AM
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Denard Robinson rushed three times for seven yards and caught two passes for 29 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Robinson was the Jaguars' No. 2 back in this one, mixing in with the first-team offense behind T.J. Yeldon, who operated as an every-down back. Robinson handled a drive to himself, but was pulled at the goal line for Yeldon, who plunged in from two yards out. Robinson is ticketed for change-of-pace duties in the Jaguars' offense. He's a low-ceiling handcuff for Yeldon owners.
Aug 28 - 10:39 PM

Denard Robinson rushed six times for 19 yards and also secured one catch for seven yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

Robinson was met by brick walls on most of his carries. His longest gain went for just seven yards. It looked like he had a sure touchdown at one point but Blake Bortles didn't put enough mustard on the throw and Jon Beason swatted it away at the last second. Robinson enjoyed a few weeks of fantasy success last year but a repeat performance is unlikely now that T.J. Yeldon is carrying the mail.
Aug 22 - 10:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Stephen Morris
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
3Bernard Pierce
4Storm Johnson
5Corey Grant
GLB1T.J. Yeldon
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
FB1Toby Gerhart
WR11Allen Robinson
2Rashad Greene
3Neal Sterling
4Kasey Closs
5Arrelious Benn
WR21Allen Hurns
2Marqise Lee
3Tony Washington
4Bryan Walters
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Clay Harbor
4Ben Koyack
5Nic Jacobs
K1Jason Myers