Rivera: Robinson medically cleared, optimistic RB can play in Week 5

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Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday that running back Brian Robinson has been medically cleared and the team will open the three-week window to activate him to the main roster, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post.

Robinson landed on the non-football injury list after he was shot twice as the victim of an attempted robbery in August.

Rivera added that he's optimistic the rookie running back will be available to play in Sunday's Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans, per The Athletic's Ben Standig.

A third-round pick, Robinson was expected to have a significant role in a Washington backfield that also includes Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.

Gibson has received the majority of the workload to start the season, though he's only averaging 3.3 yards per attempt on 53 carries. McKissic has carried the ball 17 times for 65 yards.

The 1-3 Commanders opened their season with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars but have dropped three straight since then.

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