Jaguars set to activate Cam Robinson from Injured Reserve: 3 observations

• The Jaguars plan to activate Cam Robinson from IR

• They hope he can be in the lineup for Week 17

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) runs onto the field with teammates before
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) runs onto the field with teammates before / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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1. Cam Robinson while have a chance to rise his stock for 2024

Back in 2022, the Jaguars gave Cam Robinson a three-year deal worth $54 million because of his impact on and off the field. However, the guarantees on his contract were wiped out when he was suspended for violations to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy in the offseason.

Now, Robinson is set to make $22.75 million next year but the Jags could free up $17.75 million if they release him or trade him. With Walker Little in the mix, moving on from Robinson in 2024 seemed reasonable. However, Robinson will have the chance to make his case to remain in Jacksonville beyond this season.

If Robinson ends up helping the Jags get back on track, parting ways with him won't look as easy as originally thought. Why cut ties with a player who's making a difference on and off the field? Worst case, he would give the team's brass something to ponder on.

On the other hand, if the Jags have already made up their mind, or at least are open to the possibility of releasing the veteran tackle, they also benefit from phim playing at a high level. After all, good left tackles are a hot commodity in the NFL. Given that the demand outweighs the supply, Robinson could attract several suitors and ultimately net the Jags a third, or even a second-round pick.

Of course, this will only happen if Robinson does play at a high level and proves to be a difference-maker in the last two games of the season and a potential playoff run. For the moment, he's return should provide a spark up front.

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