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James Robinson suffers torn Achilles in Week 16 vs. Jets

Jaguars RB suffered a non-contact Achilles injury in Week 16 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) holds off Atlanta Falcons safety Jaylinn Hawkins (32) in the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Interim head coach Darrell Bevell confirms that Robinson has torn his Achilles, per Michael DiRocco.

Update: James Robinson’s day and most likely 2021 season is over. He had reportedly suffered an Achilles injury.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson suffered a non-contact injury in Sunday’s Week 16 battle against the New York Jets. He was helped off the field to the sideline where he entered the blue medical tent. Backup Dare Ogunbowale has entered the game in his place.

This is not a pleasant development for the Jaguars, who are trying to end a tumultuous season on a somewhat positive note. The second-year tailback had just three carries for 10 yards in the first quarter before leaving the ballgame.

Prior to today’s game at MetLife Stadium, Robinson had nearly matched the production of his breakout rookie campaign last year. Through 13 games, he took 161 carries for 757 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. He also had 31 receptions for 222 yards.

After Ogunbowale, only Tavon Austin remains on the Jags’ depth chart.