The Jets are adding suspended cornerback Rashard Robinson to their 53-man roster now that he is eligible to return from suspension. Robinson had been serving a four game suspension as a result of a marijuana possession last year. The team will be releasing safety JJ Wilcox to make room for Robinson.
We've activated CB Rashard Robinson and released S J.J. Wilcox.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 8, 2018
After adding Robinson via trade last season, the Jets kept him on the bench until they faced the Kansas City Chiefs when he was torched for a pair of scores by the NFL’s fastest receiver in Tyreek Hill. Prior to that, Robinson started the 2018 season as a starting cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers.
His play as a pro has been inconsistent, but his physical skills are off the charts, making him worth an extended look in-game action. With Trumaine Johnson nursing a bad quadriceps and Buster Skrine suffering a concussion, Robinson may see quite a bit of action sooner rather than later.