Laurent Robinson returns to practice


Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson has taken a step back to the field after missing the last two games as a result of a concussion.

John Oehser of the Jaguars website reports that Robinson has been cleared to take part in practice without any contact on Wednesday, the first time he’s been back on the field since suffering the injury in Week Four against the Bengals. It was the second concussion is as many weeks for Robinson and the veteran also suffered one during training camp this summer.

Robinson was still dealing with concussion symptoms last week and he’s going to be reevaluated after every practice this week to make sure that his recovery is continuing without any setbacks. If he continues to pass those tests, Robinson could play against the Packers this weekend. If he does, he’ll likely reclaim the starting job that belongs to Cecil Shorts and try to help the team overcome the absence of Maurice Jones-Drew.

Robinson has just nine catches on the year after signing a long-term deal with the Jaguars as a free agent this offseason. The circumstances might not be right for Robinson to improve on that production, but it would obviously help Jacksonville quite a bit if it did.