Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Allen Robinson has had issues staying healthy this offseason, and that’s concerning considering he’s a bit of a raw prospect and needs as much time as possible to acclimate himself to the NFL game. That said, he has so much talent that he should still be able to make an impact as a rookie despite the lost time, though the caveat is, of course, that the nuances of the wide receiver position make it a difficult position to immediately translate to.
Robinson missed the entire preseason with a nagging hamstring injury, with the injury causing him to slip behind preseason UDFA standout Allen Hurns, who built a great connection with backup-should-be-starter Blake Bortles.
According to Jaguars official site beat writer John Oehser, GM David Caldwell stated that Robinson could play in the team’s regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, which will be next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The lack of a definitive answer means that Robinson is a toss-up, but it’s good to hear that there’s at least a chance of him playing.
I would consider the Penn State rookie to be highly questionable for the Eagles game, since hamstring injuries are tricky and teams that pretty much know the course of their season tend to not risk rookies. I mean, if they aren’t even willing to start Bortles, then they won’t play Robinson unless if they believe he is 100%; we’ll see if that’s the case.