The Washington Commanders' practice field was the site of a miracle on Wednesday as Brian Robinson Jr. returned to practice just 37 days after being shot in the leg twice. For his teammates, the rookie's comeback has offered a window into Robinson's character as well as a wider perspective on the game of football.
"It's exciting. I think everyone got excited seeing him just know what he went through and how quickly he is already back on the field," Carson Wentz said. "That is definitely a blessing for sure but who he is, what he brings, the energy he brings, the type of player he is. I think everyone is excited just to see him out there running around again."
Fellow running back Antonio Gibson noted how encouraging it is to have another weapon added to the offense and that he was impressed with how Robinson was moving out on his first day.
"He looked good. He was hitting the hole. He was running hard. He was having fun out there," Gibson said.
For running back Jonathan Williams, the lightning speed of Robinson's return was an indication of otherworldly abilities.
"He's half-Wolverine or something," Williams joked.
Safety Bobby McCain has learned something important about his teammate in watching Robinson on this journey.
"I can just imagine the level of determination he has," McCain said. "You gotta really love this to want to do this after being shot."
From the "lowest point" he's ever been at in his life in the hospital to playing the game he loves, Robinson's recovery has highlighted the fortitude of a remarkable individual and shown what is possible.
"Just goes to show that we have fighters on the team. Regardless of the situation, regardless of who gives up on us, we continue to fight," Gibson said. "He's a prime example of that."
Here's a morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Commanders on Thursday Oct. 6, 2022. All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Commanders.
The reports and deals expressed in this article have not been confirmed by Washington, nor do they reflect any insider information from anyone in the front office.
- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala writes about Brian Robinson Jr.'s comeback.
- ESPN's John Keim also writes about Robinson's return to the practice field.
- NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux writes about Carson Wentz's perspective following the Commanders three-game skid.
- USA Today's Ivan Lambert reports on the Commanders adding depth to the offensive line.
- NBC Sports Washington's Bijan Todd writes about updates on Jahan Dotson and Chase Young.
- NBC Sports Washington's Peter Hailey writes about the Commanders' rankings in certain stat categories.
- The Athletic's Ben Standig writes about the Commanders' progress, setbacks
- The Washington Times' Matthew Paras writes about the Commanders' running game.
- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports on injury updates.
- The Richmond-Times Dispatch's Michael Philips writes about Rivera's perspective after going 1-3.
- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier writes about the Commanders' passing game.
- The Washington Post's Candace Buckner reports on the Commanders' loss to the Cowboys.
- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier writes about the Commanders' penalties against the Cowboys.
- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala writes about the Commanders falling to 1-3 after a loss to the Cowboys.
- The Washington Post's Scott Allen gives four takeaways from the Commanders' loss to the Cowboys.
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