The Jacksonville Jaguars have gotten mostly good news when it comes to injuries this week, but they may have to deal with some bad news this week yet.
Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson missed his second consecutive day of practice on Thursday after suffering a concussion early in last Sunday’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Earlier in the week, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said that Robinson had passed his concussion test and was cleared to return. However, Robinson has yet to practice this week, which would put his status for this Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in doubt.
If Robinson cannot play on Sunday, Cecil Shorts would likely take a majority of the snaps on the outside.
Shorts is the Jaguars’ leading receiver so far this season, mostly due to two long touchdown receptions. Even with Robinson healthy, Shorts has made a push for an increase in playing time, given his knack for making big plays in the passing game.
The Jaguars would also likely lean on undrafted rookie Kevin Elliott, who also saw some playing time last week after Robinson went out, to help pick up the slack.
The Jaguars signed Robinson to a big free agent contract this offseason after he had a career year with the Dallas Cowboys. Through three games, he has only eight catches for 115 yards and has yet to score a touchdown.
It is still too early for fans to get down on Robinson, however. The entire Jaguars passing offense has struggled so far this season as they learn Mularkey’s offense, but it is reasonable for fans to expect Robinson to make a bigger impact at some point this season.
Unfortunately for the Jaguars, it looks like injury will prevent him from making that impact this weekend.