Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson (16) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Denard Robinson to be a bigger part of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense


Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was expected to be a significant part of the offense for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, however as he battled nerve damage in his hand, that never really came to fruition.

This season, though, Robinson should finally be able to fill that role as ESPN’s Michael DiRocco recently pointed out that given how well he has performed during the team’s preseason workouts, he should be a bigger part of the offense this season as a pass-catcher, particularly out of the backfield.

Ace Sanders’ role on offense will likely decrease because of the addition of Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, which should allow him to make a bigger impact as a punt returner. But he’ll still likely go into the start of the season as the Jaguars’ No. 3 receiver at worst. I’d expect Denard Robinson to have a bigger role — if he continues to be a reliable pass catcher. He dropped only one pass in nine OTAs and three days of minicamp. If he continues to progress in his skill set, which makes him a dangerous open-field runner, then I can see him being a significant part of the offense.

The Jaguars’ offense this season should be drastically different, especially given the moves that they made in the draft last month with the selection of quarterback Blake Bortles and wide receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson.

If he keeps up the impressive work, Robinson could be that versatile wild card out of the backfield that would open up a lot more opportunities for some of the other talent.

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