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Brian Robinson could play in Week 5 vs. the Titans

The Commanders are getting back running back depth, but when will he play?

Brian Robinson #8 of the Washington Commanders warms up before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 25, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Ron Rivera says he’s “fired up” about how Robinson has come back, but will wait to decide if he’ll be activated on Saturday.

Friday update: Robinson practiced every day this week, per John Keim. There hasn’t been much reporting on if he’ll be added to the 53-man roster and suit up this week, so we might not know until Saturday afternoon.

Thursday update: Robinson has been practicing this week, but the team doesn’t have him on the injury report since he has yet to be activated. The good news is that he looks good and there is a chance he plays this week:

The Washington Commanders announced on Wednesday that running back Brian Robinson, Jr. was designated to return to practice. Robinson has been on injured reserve since he was shot on August 28th in an attempted car-jacking after leaving a restaurant in the H Street Corridor section of northeast Washington, DC.

The Commanders placed Robinson on the NFI list with the ability to activate him as soon as this week. He will not appear on this week’s injury report because he is still technically not on the 53-man roster. The team has until Saturday afternoon to activate him for this weekend’s game against the Tennessee Titans. With this designation, they have 21 days to activate him back to the active roster.

Robinson will join a running back depth chart topped by Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic. Their ground game currently ranks 27th in efficiency. Another running back might not be the solution given the team’s overall offensive struggles, but he could earn some opportunities in short order.