The Jets have waived/injured RB Khiry Robinson. He reportedly re-injured the leg he broke last year during the final preseason game. The other 31 teams now have a chance to claim Robinson. If they don't, he'll remain a Jet and be placed on IR. A candidate to handle goal-line work, Robinson's departure opens up TD opportunities for Matt Forte and/or Bilal Powell.
The Jets have activated RB Khiry Robinson off the PUP list. He missed the 1st 9 workouts while completing the rehab from the leg fracture that ended his 2015 season. Robinson will now compete for the #3 job in the New York backfield, which could include goal-line work. Neither Matt Forte nor Bilal Powell has proved himself in that area yet, with Forte perennially removed near the end zone.
Jets RB Khiry Robinson opened training camp on the active/PUP list. He’s still working his way back from a broken leg suffered last November. When healthy, Robinson could carve out a role as New York's short-yardage and goal line rusher.
Jets insider Rich Cimini says not to be “surprised” if RB Khiry Robinson (broken leg) opens training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Robinson missed the entire offseason program, but Cimini notes that he “should” be ready for preseason action. If healthy, the former Saint has a chance to steal goal line work from Matt Forte. Still, it's tough to see him getting more than a handful of touches per game with Bilal Powell also in the picture. We’ll monitor the Jets backfield all summer long.
So much for Bilal Powell being the only other addition to the Jets backfield. Per NFL Network's Albert Breer, the team is also signing RB Khiry Robinson. The 26-year-old was never able to carve out a significant role in New Orleans, but he flashed in limited opportunities. Sounds a bit like Chris Ivory, who flourished in New York. Robinson is a long shot to see as much action as Ivory, but the 6'0, 220-pounder could earn a "big back" role behind Matt Forte.