The New York Jets might be missing a few defenders in their trek to start a winning streak, but cornerback Rashard Robinson is ready to help.
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY—Sunday’s showdown between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts could very well come down to a battle of backups brought upon by an influx of injuries.
Isaiah Crowell, Trumaine Johnson, and Buster Skrine have been held out of practice this week for the Jets, while Leonard Williams didn’t partake in Thursday’s preparation.
The Colts, meanwhile, have had 18 players listed on their injury report this week, and two of their biggest playmakers, T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle, are already considered out.
In other words, the Jets are getting cornerback Rashard Robinson at just the right time.
Robinson, 23, will partake in his first contest since serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He was activated earlier this week, and he’ll take on a big role in stifling an Indianapolis team desperate for a win.
Speaking in the Jets’ locker room after Thursday’s practice, Robinson remarked that immediately taking big time snaps won’t be a problem.