Friday PM update: Ron Rivera says he’s “fired up” about how Robinson has come back, but will wait to decide if he’ll be activated on Saturday.
Ron Rivera said Brian Robinson "had a good week.... We're pretty fired up. We'll go through tomorrow morning and see how he is and then decide."— John Keim (@john_keim) October 7, 2022
Rivera said both Robinson and C Tyler Larsen could both be activated for Sunday's game.
Friday update: Robinson practiced every day this week, per John Keim. There hasn’t been much reporting on if he’ll be added to the 53-man roster and suit up this week, so we might not know until Saturday afternoon.
Thursday update: Robinson has been practicing this week, but the team doesn’t have him on the injury report since he has yet to be activated. The good news is that he looks good and there is a chance he plays this week:
Brian Robinson Jr. just burst up the middle on a handoff and ran right by Ron Rivera. On his way back, Rivera stopped the RB to give him a fist bump and pat on the back. Was smiling too, almost like, “Wow, this guy looks good”— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 6, 2022
The Washington Commanders announced on Wednesday that running back Brian Robinson, Jr. was designated to return to practice. Robinson has been on injured reserve since he was shot on August 28th in an attempted car-jacking after leaving a restaurant in the H Street Corridor section of northeast Washington, DC.
The Commanders placed Robinson on the NFI list with the ability to activate him as soon as this week. He will not appear on this week’s injury report because he is still technically not on the 53-man roster. The team has until Saturday afternoon to activate him for this weekend’s game against the Tennessee Titans. With this designation, they have 21 days to activate him back to the active roster.
Robinson will join a running back depth chart topped by Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic. Their ground game currently ranks 27th in efficiency. Another running back might not be the solution given the team’s overall offensive struggles, but he could earn some opportunities in short order.