Cornerback Rashard Robinson joins another member of the New York Jets that got hit with a suspension by the NFL.
First wide receiver ArDarius Stewart and now this. Rich Cimini of ESPN has confirmed that cornerback Rashard Robinson has been hit with a four-game suspension to start the regular season. Robinson will be suspended due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The Jets made a trade last season with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire Robinson primarily for depth at cornerback, parting ways with a 5th Round draft pick to land his services. Robinson didn’t do much of anything in 2017 with the Jets as he only mustered up a single tackle and was benched in the season finale.
Robinson joins Stewart and potentially Robby Anderson for being handed down suspensions by the league. It’s not a good look for the Jets as they’re trying to rebuild for a better future, not one with yet another straight offseason of player distractions.
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At the end of the day, the Jets will more than likely cut their ties with Robinson as even though he’ll be eligible to compete in training camp and preseason action, they’re pretty stacked at cornerback. They have more than enough players to round out the depth chart featuring high-quality starters, good backups, and even a few just for depth purposes.
The truth of the matter is, Robinson is already on the outside looking in and has been for a few years now. He will have a lot to prove with the Jets if he’s even worth keeping around for the upcoming season.
The Jets have a lot riding this year and even if they have a third straight losing season, must show that they’re a team heading in the right direction. Not one that has offseason after offseason of players being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.