In order to have choices with the running back, the Washington Commanders kept Brian Robinson on the initial 53-man roster. On Sunday, Robinson was the victim of two gunshots during an attempted carjacking or robbery. On Monday, the back was discharged from the hospital. The decision to keep the rookie on the first roster, according to coach Ron Rivera, was made to “allow us a little bit of time” to decide their next course of action.
Robinson’s good news is that he avoided being placed on season-ending injured reserve. The organization is allowing the rookie to return before Week 4 by retaining him on the initial roster. Team physicians will evaluate Robinson on Tuesday. The club will then select its next course of action, which can include adding the back to the NFI list, depending on the outcomes. Although there is no assurance that Robinson will definitely play again, this shows hope.