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Jets Activate CB Rashard Robinson, Release SS J.J. Wilcox

NFL: New York Jets at Washington Redskins Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets have activated cornerback Rashard Robinson from the suspended list and released safety J.J. Wilcox to make room on the roster.

Rashard Robinson is a 23 year old, 6’ 2”, 180 pound cornerback out of LSU. He was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 133rd overall selection in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL draft. Robinson fell out of favor with the 49ers and the Jets traded for him at the trade deadline for a 5th round draft pick. For his career Robinson has played in 28 games, with 14 starts. He has accumulated 56 tackles, 15 passes defended, two interceptions and one forced fumble. With the Jets last year Robinson played in six games with one start. He made one tackle and did not have any passes defended or interceptions. Robinson landed on the suspended list for the first four games of the 2018 season due to violations of the NFL’s drug policies.

J.J. Wilcox spent four years with the Dallas Cowboys and one with the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was signed by the Jets as a free agent in the 2018 off season. With the Jets Wilcox appeared in all five games of the 2018 season, receiving limited snaps. In five games Wilcox had 25 snaps on defense and 33 snaps on special teams, making three tackles.