James Robinson 07/25/22 Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) was in uniform and doing light drills at Monday morning’s training camp session. The Jacksonville Jaguars held their first day of training camp Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Knight Campus practice fields on Atlantic Blvd. Jki 072522 Jaguarsmondaytrainingcamp 07

A devastating torn Achilles injury put an end to Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson’s season last year, but there are now reports that indicate that he is far ahead of schedule in his recovery process.

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson discussed Robinson’s progress this offseason with the injury, revealing that he has recently started participating in team drills.

This is great news, but it is even better news that Pederson said that the team expects him to play in their Week 1 game against the Washington Commanders.

Considering he tore his Achilles nearly eight months ago, many are shocked to see how quickly Robinson has been able to recover from an injury that has often been a career-ending one for running backs in the past.

Robinson entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2020 with the Jaguars but quickly established himself as the starting running back that can be relied upon for the team.

With the expected emergence of second-year running back Travis Etienne this season, it seems like there will be a running back by committee approach for the organization moving forward.

That being said, Robinson has shown that he can be extremely productive when given the chance, rushing for over 1,000 yards in his rookie season as the team’s unquestioned starter.

Jacksonville certainly had their struggles in Trevor Lawrence’s first year as the franchise quarterback last year, but this news should certainly help their chances of improving on their 3-14 record from a year ago.

[Ari Meirov]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.