Jags place Allen Robinson on injured reserve
Nov. 11, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's most productive rookie is done for the season.
The Jaguars placed receiver Allen Robinson on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken right foot. He initially hurt his foot against Miami on Oct. 26, and the pain kept getting worse. Tests Monday revealed a stress fracture.
Robinson hasn't decided whether or not to have surgery.
"It's disappointing just because I wanted to be out there with my teammates, out there competing and doing what I love," Robinson said. "It's something that had been bothering me for a week or two. I didn't think it was that bad."
A second-round draft pick from Penn State, Robinson has been one of Jacksonville's bright spots on offense this season. He had 48 receptions for 548 yards and two touchdowns, outperforming veteran Cecil Shorts III and fellow rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns. Robinson was on pace to break Justin Blackmon's team record for receptions by a rookie (64).
"I thought it was pretty productive," Robinson said. "At times, I think I could have played a lot better. At times, I could have come down with some passes in some games that could have changed the games a little bit. I've just got to improve on what I did this season and just get better at what I didn't do well and just kind of improve on what I did."
Without Robinson, Lee is expected to get more opportunities alongside Shorts and Hurns.
Lee, also a second-round draft pick, has 13 receptions for 141 yards. He missed chunks of time because of nagging hamstring injuries.
"It went from the right to the left," Lee said. "It was big. When it comes down to the coaches and the decisions, it's based on how you feel. One thing that's big for a receiver is your hamstrings and legs. If you have a situation with those, it becomes a problem as far as putting you out there and giving you the ability to do the things you need to do with those types of injuries. It just takes one vertical for you to pull up and mess it up again."
And when was on the field, he looked lost at times.
"I'm much more prepared," he said. "I've got a great understanding and won't be surprised in certain looks. I was surprised by certain things, didn't feel like I fully had it. I'm still going through the process and working hard in practice. I'm working and I think I'll be OK."
Jacksonville also expects tight end Marcedes Lewis to return following the bye week. Lewis has missed the past eight games with a high ankle sprain. He is scheduled to be activated off the injured reserve/designated for return list and expected to start at Indianapolis.
The Jaguars waived linebacker Dekoda Watson and activated rookie cornerback Aaron Colvin off the reserve/non-football injury list.
The team also claimed cornerback Teddy Williams off waivers from Chicago and waived cornerback Peyton Thompson.
Watson signed a three-year contract worth $6.25 million in free agency to be a starting outside linebacker. The deal included $1.5 million guaranteed.
But Watson never really fit in. He had groin surgery in the offseason, missed much of the preseason and made one start. He had eight tackles in nine games.
Colvin, a standout at Oklahoma, was a fourth-round draft pick. He tore a knee ligament during a Senior Bowl practice and has been recovering since. Bradley said Colvin will play some in nickel situations against the Colts.