James Robinson Injury Updates

The Jaguars signed RB Carlos Hyde to a 2-year, $6 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hyde is reuniting with HC Urban Meyer, who he played under for his final 2 seasons at Ohio State. Injuries limited Hyde to 10 games and an 81-356-4 rushing line in Seattle last year. He topped 1,000 rushing yards for the Texans back in 2019 but will turn 31 in September. Hyde has never been much of a factor in the passing game, either. If this is the biggest addition Jacksonville makes to its backfield this offseason, it'll be excellent news for RB James Robinson.

Jaguars RB Chris Thompson has been placed on IR with the back injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Packers. He'll miss at least the next 3 games. Dare Ogunbowale replaced Thompson as Jacksonville's chance-of-pace back vs. Green Bay, but James Robinson will continue to dominate backfield work here.

Jaguars RB Chris Thompson suffered a back injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Packers and is officially questionable to return. If he doesn't, James Robinson figures to handle 100% of Jacksonville's RB touches.

The Jaguars placed RB Chris Thompson on the COVID list. He'll miss Sunday's game against the Chargers -- and potentially more action beyond that. In a corresponding move, RB Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) was activated from IR. Ozigbo looked set to play a big role for the Jags this season before a September hamstring injury sidelined him. James Robinson has taken over Jacksonville's backfield since, but we'll see what kind of role Ozigbo can carve out.

Jaguars OC Jay Gruden said RB James Robinson "can handle the workload. He’s tough. He’s strong. He’s got great vision. He can explode through holes. We’ve been impressed with him." Frankly, Jacksonville doesn't have a choice but to make Robinson the lead ball-carrier, with Ryquell Armstead on the COVID list and Devine Ozigbo on IR with a hamstring injury. Robinson is a good bet for 10+ carries in Sunday's opener vs. the Colts. But he doesn't bring much TD upside and will lose most of the pass-catching work to RB Chris Thompson.

Jaguars RB Devine Ozigbo was held out of Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. That puts his availability for this weekend's opener against the Colts in question. Jacksonville signed former Bucs RB Dare Ogunbowale on Wednesday, which might be a sign that Ozigbo will miss Week 1. We'll get another update on his status on Thursday.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone says it will be "a while" before RB Ryquell Armstead is ready to play. Armstead is back on the COVID list after opening camp there. He also missed time this summer with a groin injury, so he hasn't practiced much. It'll be Devine Ozigbo, Chris Thompson and James Robinson in Jacksonville's backfield at least for Week 1. None is an exciting fantasy option out of the gate -- but they're all worth stashing in most leagues.

The Jaguars have placed RB Ryquell Armstead on the COVID list. It's the 2nd time he's landed there. Armstead also dealt with a groin injury throughout camp, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. It's looking like it'll be Chris Thompson, Devine Ozigbo and James Robinson in Jacksonville's backfield for Week 1.

 
 
 

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