Commanders are expected to activate rookie RB Brian Robinson this

Commanders are expected to activate rookie RB Brian Robinson this week

The Washington Commanders are expected to pull running back Brian Robinson off the team’s reserve/non-football injury list earlier this week, sources say, paving the way for the rookie to return sooner rather than later.

While the news is overall positive, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Robinson will play the Titans in Week 5. There’s also a chance that Robinson will be training this week but not playing to use it as a warm-up period. It will be evaluated at the end of the week to see its status.

Meanwhile, star pass rusher Chase Young, who is currently on the reserve/physically disabled list while recovering from an ACL rupture sustained in the 2021 season, is targeting a midseason return, sources say.

Robinson, the highly acclaimed rookie who was considered the team’s starting RB for the season-opener, is recovering from two gunshot wounds he sustained in late August. The Washington, DC Police Department said Robinson was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or auto theft.

Robinson was lucky too as the two bullets went through his knee and missed all the important parts (ligaments, tendons, bones) and didn’t do massive damage. A source says Robinson’s wounds have healed.

Robinson, a third-round pick from Alabama, did a simulated series with the strength and conditioning staff this week, mimicking what it will be like in an NFL game. He got away with positive reviews, sources said.

With Robinson recovering, Washington’s starting RB this season has been Antonio Gibson, who averages just 3.1 yards per rush attempt.

Robinson’s final check will be within the next 24 hours, which would clear him for activation.