DECEMBER 16: The Jaguars have officially placed Robinson on injured reserve, tweets John Oehser of Jaguars.com. No corresponding move has been announced yet.
DECEMBER 10: Jaguars starting running back Denard Robinson has been ruled out for the final three games of the season, the team announced today (Twitter link). Robinson, who suffered a mid-foot sprain, will be placed on Jacksonville’s injured reserve list soon, tweets Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Robinson, 24, established himself as the top option in the Jaguars’ backfield during the team’s Week 7 win over Cleveland, when he rushed 22 times for 127 yards and a touchdown. The sophomore’s carries have been on the decline in every week since then, but he had still been getting the ball more than any other Jacksonville running back, including Toby Gerhart, who was signed in the offseason with the expectation that he’d be the starter. For the year, Robinson totaled 582 yards and four touchdowns on 135 rushing attempts.
When Robinson officially lands on IR, the Jags will have a spot open on their 53-man roster to promote or sign a player. With Robinson out, Gerhart and Jordan Todman figure to be first in line for carries.