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James Robinson

#2 RB,


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RANK: 113



RANK: 75


24 yrs


5'9'' / 219 lbs


Illinois State

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Gets reserve/future deal with NO

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

The Saints signed Robinson due to a reserve/future contract Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Robinson is a four-year veteran with 2,264 career regular-season rushing yards to his name, though nearly half of those came in his rookie season in 2020. An Achilles tear suffered in Week 16 of 2021 derailed his once-promising career, and the Illinois State product has played in only 12 games over the past two seasons, spending almost all of 2023 on Green Bay's practice squad. Robinson joined New Orleans' practice squad in mid-December, and the organization apparently liked what they saw from him enough to want to give him a shot at making the roster next year, though it remains to be seen how much Robinson has left in the tank.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 19 1614.60.8615th640.54.452%
Away Outdoor 14 1312.10.8527th560.44.543%
Away Dome 2 111.90.8534th440.54.040%
Away Retractable Dome 4 210.80.7940th460.34.440%

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2020 22 JAC 14 14 250 7th2401,07074.558%315071%493443
2021 23 JAC 14 13 174 24th16476784.741%194142%312220
2022 24 NYJ 4 0 17 113th298502.922%1007%251
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Joins Saints' practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

The Saints signed Robinson to their practice squad Wednesday.

Prior to the Packers cutting him from their practice squad last Tuesday, Robinson made one appearance for the team, handling one carry for two yards and hauling in his only target for minus-2 yards during a Week 13 win against the Chiefs. Upon joining a new squad, he'll be a part of a Saints backfield that's banged-up behind Alvin Kamara, with Jamaal Williams (groin) limited at and Kendre Miller (ankle) again sitting out Wednesday's practice. Robinson likely doesn't have enough time to acclimate himself to New Orleans' offense ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants, but he could factor into the RB situation if he remains with the the Saints beyond that point.

Times with Green Bay ends

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-05

Robinson was cut from the Packers' practice squad Tuesday.

Robinson has been let go from, then brought back by Green Bay multiple times this fall. However, this time he was let go to make room to add another running back, Kenyan Drake to the practice squad. Whether Robinson will get another chance with the Packers remains to be seen.

Back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-04

Robinson reverted to the Packers' practice squad Monday.

Robinson appeared in Sunday's 27-19 win over the Chiefs, producing two yards on his only carry while reeling in a catch for minus-two yards. With Aaron Jones (knee) potentially unavailable again in Week 14, the running back could be asked to join the active roster again versus the Giants.

Joins active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-02

The Packers elevated Robinson to their active roster Saturday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Green Bay will be without both Aaron Jones (knee) and Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) in Week 13, so Robinson's elevation will ensure depth at running back behind AJ Dillon and Patrick Taylor. Robinson's most recent in-game action came in 2022 with the Jets and Jaguars, when he logged 476 total yards on 121 touches.

Staying in Green Bay

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-29

The Packers signed Robinson to their practice squad Wednesday.

Robinson was waived from Green Bay's active roster Monday but will now rejoin the team, albeit on the practice squad. The 25-year-old will serve as an insurance option at running back as both Aaron Jones (MCL) and A.J. Dillon (groin) are both dealing with injuries.

Cut by Green Bay

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

The Packers waived Robinson on Monday.

Signed from the practice squad ahead of last Thursday's eventual win over the Lions, Robinson didn't play a snap on Thanksgiving Day. The 25-year-old hasn't played in an NFL game since Week 13 of last season with the Jets.

Comes up from practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-22

The Packers signed Robinson from their practice squad to the active roster Wednesday.

Robinson spent about three weeks on Green Bay's practice squad spanning the second half of October and the first week of November. After the Packers backfield endured injuries to its top three options Sunday against the Chargers, Robinson was brought back to the practice squad and now will get a chance on the active roster. With Aaron Jones tending to a sprained MCL and Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) on IR, Robinson and Patrick Taylor seemingly will be the options behind AJ Dillon (groin) on Thursday in Detroit.

Rejoins practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

The Packers signed Robinson to their practice squad Monday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

The Packers are desperate for backfield help after losing Aaron Jones (knee) and Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) to injuries in Sunday's win over the Chargers. It could be a challenge for Jones and Wilson to be ready to play Thursday. Robinson joins Ellis Merriweather as running backs on Green Bay's practice unit.

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