Jaguars cornerback Josh Robinson has retired, per an announcement from the team. It’s a decision that came out of the blue and one that leaves Jacksonville especially thin at cornerback.
“He had been awesome for us; no issues, no problems,” head coach Doug Marrone said. “He’s obviously put some thought into it. I have all the respect in the world for him – tough kid, practiced hard, prepared like a pro … nothing but the best for him. We’re always here for him. Appreciate him.”
Robinson, 28, spent time with the Vikings, Bucs, and Saints before joining the Jaguars before the start of camp this year. He was not a star player, but he was active in all eight games and a contributor on special teams.
Without Robinson, the Jags are left with five cornerbacks: Tre Herndon, A.J. Bouye, D.J. Hayden (starting nickel corner), Tae Hayes (newly promoted), and Breon Borders. Of course, that group is missing star Jalen Ramsey, who was shipped to the Rams in October.
The Vikings used Robinson, a former Day 2 pick, as a starter in 21 games from 2012-14. Ever since then, he spent his time in the NFL as a depth piece and a special-teamer.
We here at PFR wish Robinson the best in retirement.
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