Denard Robinson has chance to keep Jaguars RB job


Drafted as an "offensive weapon" and still listed on the Jacksonville Jaguars' roster as a wide receiver, Denard Robinson has an opportunity to nail down the starting running back role going forward.

Coach Gus Bradley was asked if Robinson will remain the featured back after the former Michigan quarterback rushed for more yards (127) Sunday than any Jaguars player in two years.

"Yeah, I think so," Bradley said, via The Florida Times-Union. "We'll look at the film. He did a good job and we hope to get Toby (Gerhart) back."

NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray was the only back Sunday to outgain Robinson, who recorded more yards in his first start than Gerhart has accrued all season.

Bradley's comments suggest he's not ready to bury Gerhart after promising to saddle him up as a workhorse.

While Gerhart nurses a toe injury, though, Robinson has a chance to convince the coaching staff that he can hold up to the lead-back role after gaining roughly 15 pounds in the offseason.

That will be easier said than done behind a shaky offensive line.

After torching a Cleveland Browns defensive front missing four key players, Robinson draws the Miami Dolphins' fourth-ranked defense in Week 8.

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