It appears that the Indianapolis Colts are looking to build depth at the running back position as they continue to deal with the fallout with Jonathan Taylor.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported on Monday that the team had worked out free agent tailback James Robinson at Monday’s practice.
Robinson got some work in as he played three preseason games for the New York Giants, totaling 74 yards on the ground. He was released by the team late last month. He previously signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots in March but was released in June following a failed physical.
Robinson spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, with him playing the back half of the 2022 season with the New York Jets. He has amassed 2,262 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career on the ground. he showed he’s a threat in the open field by adding 617 yards and five touchdowns in the receiving game.
The biggest knock on him is availability as his injury history is quite prominent. He suffered a significant Achilles injury in 2021. The Patriots put a failed physical clause in his contract and now his career is on life support.
The Colts are looking like a good match just in case they do not have top back Jonathan Taylor. The disgruntled star is out for at least the first four games of the season due to being on the physically unable to perform list but his trade request and frustration with team owner Jim Irsay do not bode well for him suiting up for the team in the near future.