Patriots Release Running Back 2 Months After Signing Him

The career of running back James Robinson has taken a turbulent turn, resulting in his recent release from the New England Patriots.

Despite a promising start as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020, Robinson's journey has been marred by injuries and setbacks.

The latest blow has come now that the Patriots let him go due to his ongoing struggles to stay healthy during offseason workouts.

Robinson burst onto the scene in his rookie season, impressing with over 1,000 rushing yards and displaying his versatility as a reliable receiving option.

However, the following seasons proved challenging for him. In 2021, before a devastating Achilles injury, he managed to accumulate 767 rushing yards and a career-high eight touchdowns.

Unfortunately, the injury disrupted his momentum and forced him to face a lengthy recovery process.

Despite making a remarkable return to the field just nine months after tearing his Achilles, Robinson's performance failed to reach its previous heights.

He was eventually traded to the New York Jets, where additional knee issues and sporadic playing time hindered his progress.

In March of the following year, the Patriots took a chance on him, signing him to a two-year contract. However, his inability to stay on the field during offseason practices led to his swift release.

At 24 years old, Robinson still possesses potential and talent, but his recent struggles and recurring injuries have raised concerns about his immediate future in the NFL.

The running back will need to prioritize his recovery and prove his durability before another team considers giving him a chance.

Despite his setbacks, there may still be an opportunity for Robinson to make a comeback in the future, provided he can regain his form and showcase his abilities once again. Photo Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports