James Robinson’s run at a roster spot with the New England Patriots has reached its finish three months in.
The group formally waived the previous 1,000-yard again as necessary minicamp started Monday, forsaking no totally assured cash from a contract that included no signing bonus.
As soon as projected to compete for the complementary position that Buffalo Payments addition Damien Harris had held subsequent to starter Rhamondre Stevenson, Robinson’s two-year, $4 million deal introduced an damage waiver and break up salaries.
The deal additionally introduced a $150,000 roster bonus for 2023, plus $160,000 exercise bonuses and $680,000 in cumulative per-game lively bonuses for each seasons, as detailed in March by A to Z Sports activities’ Doug Kyed.
As much as an extra $4 million may have been earned by Robinson via incentives for dashing yards over the course of the settlement. However the best way it was constructed allowed the Patriots to maneuver from a participant with an damage historical past in addition to 23 touchdowns via 39 video games.
It proved to be in June.
The New York Jets had declined to tender Robinson, 24, as a restricted free agent in March after buying him from the Jacksonville Jaguars main as much as the league’s commerce deadline final fall. On the opposite aspect of an change involving a conditional sixth-round draft selection, his brief stint in East Rutherford spanned 29 carries for 85 yards and one receiving landing. He was inactive 5 consecutive weeks to conclude the winter.
Robinson suffered a torn left Achilles late within the 2021 season after logging 989 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns. He returned in time for the 2022 opener. But the keys to Jacksonville backfield quickly turned Clemson product Travis Etienne’s whereas the Illinois State product scored 4 occasions via his closing seven appearances for the membership.
Undrafted in 2020, Robinson tallied 289 offensive touches in his debut NFL marketing campaign. The Professional Soccer Writers of America All-Rookie choice turned these touches into 1,070 dashing yards, 344 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. He marked the fourth undrafted rookie in NFL historical past to hit the 1,000-yard mark on the bottom within the course of.
Robinson shall be now topic to the league’s claiming interval.
And behind Stevenson, who emerged for 1,461 scrimmage yards final season, the Patriots will go ahead with sophomore draft picks Pierre Robust Jr. and Kevin Harris on the depth chart alongside veterans Ty Montgomery and J.J. Taylor.
New England’s necessary minicamp continues into Wednesday earlier than the staff breaks till coaching camp in late July.