The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve placed RB Khiry Robinson on injured reserve and promoted RB Brandon Burks to their active roster.
- The Jets also signed TE M.J. McFarland to their practice squad.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprising following the news that Robinson broke his leg for the third time this past weekend.
Robinson, 26, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M back in 2013. He managed to make the team’s 53-man roster in all three years with the Saints.
The Jets ultimately signed him to a one-year, $1.175 million contract as a free agent back in March. However, he was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason.
In 2016, Robinson appeared in one game and ran for 22 yards on eight carries (2.8 YPC) and no touchdowns.
Burks, 22, wound up going undrafted out of Troy before signing three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Packers. It appeared as though Burks was going to be the Packers’ No. 3 running back before they elected to waive him during their final roster cuts.
Green Bay brought Burks back in November for a brief stint on their practice squad. Burks was just recently added to the Jets’ taxi squad.
During his four-year college career at Troy, Burks recorded 430 carries for 2,253 yards (5.2 YPC) and 12 rushing touchdowns. He also accumulated 88 receptions for 673 yards receiving (7.6) and three touchdowns.