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Commanders ‘optimistic’ Brian Robinson will make NFL debut vs. Titans just five weeks after being shot twice

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Commanders fans received good news the day after a heavy loss to rival Cowboys. Washington Capitals head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday that rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. will be removed from the non-football injury list this week. Rivera is hopeful Robinson can make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Titans.

Robinson recovers from two gunshot wounds to the lower body as the victim of a robbery attempt at the end of August. Robinson was placed on the non-football injury list on September 1, which resulted in him being sidelined for the first four games of the season.

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Selected in the third round of the April Draft, Robinson had a breakout final season in Alabama. Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards and had 14 touchdowns while averaging five yards per carry. He also caught 35 passes for 296 yards and scored two goals to help the Crimson Tide reach their sixth college football championship game.

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Robinson will join the Commanders backfield run by Antonio Gibson and JD McKissick. Gibson currently leads the team with 53 carries (36 more than the second closest teammate) for 173 yards and two touchdowns. McKissick has had more of an impact as a receiver, with his 19 receptions currently the second most on the team.

Attack commanders can certainly use Robinson’s help. He is currently ranked 26th in the NFL in scoring and 21st in speed. However, Washington has been successful in late losses as it currently ranks seventh in the league in third-loss efficiency.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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