Oct 9, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) stands on the field during warmup prior to the Commanders' game against the Tennessee Titans at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Possible arrest in shooting of RB Brian Robinson

An arrest could be announced on Wednesday in connection with the August shooting of Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson, NFL Network reported.

The Washington, D.C., Metro Police Department scheduled a press conference for Wednesday afternoon to update several active investigations.

Robinson, 23, was released from the hospital on Aug. 29 after undergoing surgery for two gunshot wounds, one in the glute and the other near his right knee, during an attempted robbery in the nation’s capital the previous day.

Robinson was running agility drills less than three weeks later and made his NFL debut on Oct. 9. He made his first career start in a Week 6 win at Chicago on Oct. 13.

The 2022 third-round draft pick has 54 carries for 175 yards and one touchdown and added two catches for 13 yards in four games (two starts) this season.

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Jul 29, 2022; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) participates in drills during day three of training camp at the Park in Ashburn. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders RB Brian Robinson set for NFL debut after shooting

The Commanders activated rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. from the non-football injury list on Saturday, and he’ll be available when Washington hosts the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Robinson, 23, was released from the hospital on Aug. 29 after undergoing surgery for two gunshot wounds suffered while he was a bystander during an attempted robbery in Washington, D.C., the previous day. Robinson has made a speedy recovery, with doctors saying he sustained no structural damage.

“He had good week,” Commanders coach Ron Rivera said Friday afternoon, according to the team website. “This morning, he was there and he was in good shape. So we’re pretty fired up.”

So is Robinson, who was running agility drills 18 days after the incident.

“It’s been a long five weeks, but it’s a lot of work,” Robinson said Wednesday. “We put in a lot of work over that time, and I could say I did everything I needed to do over that time period to make sure I was here today.”

He called the time immediately after the shooting “probably one of the lowest points in my life.” But now he’s headed toward his NFL debut.

“I’m definitely ambitious, and I’m gonna fight for anything I believe in,” Robinson said. “If I believe that I can return back to the field and do what I need to do to the level that I want to do it, then that’s the steps I’m taking to put myself in that position.”

A third-round pick this year, Robinson rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown in the preseason. He added two catches for 15 yards.

As a senior at Alabama in 2021, Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards with 14 touchdowns for the national title runner-up.

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Aug 20, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) reacts after a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders activating RB Brian Robinson off NFI list

Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr., fully recovered from gunshot wounds in late August, is being activated off the non-football injury (NFI) list Monday, with the team hopeful he’ll be available to play in Week 5.

The Commanders have 21 days to place him on the active roster or leave him on the NFI list. He has been medically cleared and will return to practice Wednesday.

Coach Ron Rivera said he’s “optimistic” that Robinson will be available Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Meanwhile, rookie wideout Jahan Dotson will not be available against the Titans. Rivera said Dotson is dealing with a hamstring injury and will miss one to two weeks.

Robinson, 23, was released from the hospital on Aug. 28 after being treated for multiple gunshot wounds in an attempted robbery.

A third-round pick, Robinson rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown in the preseason. He added two catches for 15 yards.

As a senior at Alabama in 2021, Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards with 14 touchdowns for the national title runner-up.

Dotson caught three passes for 43 yards and a TD in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He has 12 catches for 152 yards and four TDs in four games (three starts) on the season.

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Aug 13, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) runs with the ball as Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Westry (39) defends during the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders RB Brian Robinson returns to practice after shooting

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson has resumed practicing this week, less than three weeks after he was the victim of a shooting in Washington, D.C.

Robinson, 23, was shot in the glute and leg during an attempted robbery or carjacking on Aug. 28. The 2022 third-round pick underwent surgery that night and was released from the hospital the next day.

On Wednesday, Robinson made his first appearance back at the practice field, doing light work on the side with other injured players. And Thursday, Robinson posted videos to his Instagram story showing him running individual agility drills in sweats.

Washington placed Robinson on the reserve/non-football injury list before the season, meaning the earliest he could play for the team is Week 5. The Alabama product was projected to be a major part of the Commanders’ rushing attack after a good preseason.

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Aug 20, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) reacts after a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Commanders RB Brian Robinson out of hospital

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson is out of the hospital and will meet with team doctors on Tuesday, just two days after being shot multiple times in an apparent robbery attempt, ESPN reported.

Robinson was released from the hospital Monday night.

ESPN said the visit with the doctors will decide whether Robinson is placed on the non-football injury list, which would require him to miss the first four games of the 2022 season.

Robinson, 23, was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital Sunday night and underwent surgery after reportedly being shot in the glute and lower leg.

Commanders coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that Robinson “is in a really good place” and would not rule out Robinson playing this season.

“The doctors were very positive with him and he was very positive as well,” Rivera said. “He’s very fortunate. … It will be a matter of time before he’s back out here. There’s no timeline, but everything was very positive.”

Robinson, a third-round pick this spring, rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown this preseason, adding two catches for 15 yards.

As a senior at Alabama in 2021, Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards with 14 touchdowns for the national title runners-up.

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Aug 20, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson (8) reacts after a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Commanders rookie Brian Robinson shot in robbery attempt

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson, 23, was shot multiple times in an apparent robbery attempt, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.

NBC Sports Washington reported that the injuries from the shooting were not life-threatening.

Robinson, a third-round draft choice in this spring’s draft by the Commanders, rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown this preseason, adding two catches for 15 yards.

As a senior at Alabama in 2021, Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards with 14 touchdowns for the national title runners-up.

–Field Level Media