five weeks ago Brian Robinson‘s NFL career was in jeopardy. On Wednesday Commanders of Washington the recruit returned to the training field.

It’s a wonderful development for a freshman who returned to action after just 38 days shot twice in the leg during an attempted robbery.

The team’s official website reports that Robinson has “no apparent issues” with running routes and participating in team drills.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday that the team plans to build Robinson up slowly rather than play him just because he looks healthy. However, there is a chance he will make his NFL debut in week five.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Rivera said. “I’m optimistic about it. Just listening to everything I’ve heard, it’s very promising. But again, like I said, the plan is not to activate it, but to run his watch on Wednesday and see how he does , and if he continues to progress, there is a very good chance he will be able to play on Sunday.”

Robinson called Wednesday’s practice “a wonderful day.”

Washington selected Robinson with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft Alabama. He led the Crimson Tide in 2021 with 1,343 total rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns with 5.0 yards per carry. He also had 296 receiving yards and two touchdowns and was named to two national teams (2017 and 2020).

If and when Robinson is activated, he joins the room he includes Antonio Gibson, J. D. McKissick and Jonathan Williams. The Commanders are averaging 100.5 rushing yards per game this season, good for 21st in the NFL.

Washington (1-3) hosts Tennessee Titans (2-2) on Sunday.


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