4 realistic RB options for the Packers after Aaron Jones injury

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James Robinson

UPDATE: The Packers have signed James Robinson to the practice squad, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Another option the Packers have is to bring back veteran running back James Robinson. Green Bay signed Robinson to the practice squad in October but released him earlier this month. He will have some familiarity with the offense and could provide solid cover as the RB2 behind AJ Dillon. Robinson remains a free agent after the Packers released him, so he can sign with any team immediately.

Robinson has 32 career starts in the NFL, which gives an advantage over a rookie without any NFL experience.

Despite that, Robinson's last regular-season game was on December 4, 2022, when he had four carries for the New York Jets against the Minnesota Vikings.

Robinson had 1,070 rushing yards and seven touchdowns for the Jacksonville Jaguars only three years ago. He had another eight touchdowns the following season before suffering a torn Achilles. Robinson hasn't had many opportunities since the injury. The Jaguars traded him to the Jets last season, and he has since spent time with three teams, including the Packers.

Robinson could make sense as a backup option to Dillon. He was part of the practice squad as recently as this month and is ready to play a complementary role in the backfield.