Jaguars rumors: Cam Robinson may be hinting at his potential departure

• A recent post on social media may be a sign the Jaguars will move on from Cam Robinson.

Sep 24, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74)
Sep 24, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Left tackle Cam Robinson was seen as a potential cap casualty early in the offseason but he remains with the Jacksonville Jaguars after the first wave of free agency. That said, a recent post on social media may be hinting at his potential departure.

Robinson recently posted a story of his stint with the Jaguars. While it could be nothing, there's a chance he's revisiting his memories before he moves on.

Conversely, Robinson just went through his photo gallery and wanted to share the ones he likes the most. Either way, the Jags could still move on from him if they want to get a bit of cap relief. After all, releasing him or trading him would create around $17 million in space. If they want to make yet another move in free agency, Robinson would be the first in line to get his walking papers.

A second-round pick in 2017, Robinson is one of the longest-tenured players on the roster. He got the franchise tag in 2021 to remain in Jacksonville and got a three-year deal worth $54 million the following offseason. Throughout his stint with the Jags, the former Alabama standout has become known for his feisty attitude and establishing himself as a leader on the offensive line.

Unfortunately, Robinson was suspended for four games to start the season for violations to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Besides forcing him to miss time, the suspension voided the guarantees in his contract, which made him a prime candidate to either get traded or released.

The Jags missed Robinson during his suspension and the offensive line played much better once he came back. Maybe that's why the team's brass may want to hold onto him for at least another season. Then again, the savings they would get by letting him walk may be too good to pass up.

The Jaguars have options to replace Cam Robinson if he leaves

If the Jaguars want to keep Cam Robinson around, they could even restructure his contract to lower his cap hit in 2024. But if they decide to move on, they have a couple of in-house replacements ready to step up. Walker Little, a second-round pick in 2021, has previously filled in for him and has fared well.

During Robinson's suspension, Little gave up just one sack and five total pressures. Set to make $2.4 million in 2024, he could get a chance to prove once and for all that he can be the long-term answer at left tackle. On the other hand, the Jaguars could move Anton Harrison back to left tackle. Harrison, the 27th overall pick in last year's draft, lined up on the right side as a rookie and progressively got better. After the end of the season, he said he wouldn't be opposed to playing left tackle.

But if Jacksonville isn't unsure about Little and wants to keep Harrison at right tackle, they could then take an offensive tackle in the first round. Taliase Fuaga or JC Latham, two of the top prospects in this year's class, should still be on the board when the Jags are on the clock at No. 17.

The Jacksonville Jaguars could ultimately choose to keep Cam Robinson but if they change their mind, they won't have a shortage of options to replace him.

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