Jags sign former Colts RB Jordan Wilkins to practice squad

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The Jacksonville Jaguars took a blow on offense Week 8 when their offense witnessed running back James Robinson sustain a heel injury after being ran out of bounds. He didn’t return for the game and also missed the Jags’ most recent game against the Buffalo Bills, so the team’s depth at running back is being tested currently.

With Robinson out, the Jags have turned to a player who they know from within their own division. That player is Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Wilkins, who according to Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus, had a great workout for the team. Then, later in the day, the team announced his signing to the practice squad.

Wilkins, who was waived by Indy on Oct. 30, was drafted by the Colts in 2018 in the fifth-round (No. 169th overall) out of Ole Miss. Since, he’s registered three starts and has participated in 49 games for them while totaling 195 rushing attempts for 951 yards and four touchdowns (good for a 4.6 YPC average). He’s also hauled in 35 career receptions for 233 yards.

With the addition of Wilkins, the team waived practice squad running back Kerrith Whyte Jr., making Wilkins and Nathan Cottrell the Jags’ two options if a running back is injured on the active roster.