The Washington Post

Running back (3)

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Antonio Gibson, J.D. Mckissic, Jonathan Williams

What was once the Commanders’ most solid position is now the most in flux. Robinson, their promising third-round rookie, is on the non-football injury list for at least the first four games after he was shot twice, in his knee and his hip area.

The Commanders said they will not rush Robinson back — “We want to make sure he’s in a very good place, both physically and mentally,” Rivera said — so to help fill the void, the Commanders kept Williams, who is most akin to Robinson in size and running style. He also has a skill set that complement­s those of Gibson, a powerful back with pass-catching ability, and Mckissic, another converted receiver who has become the Commanders’ versatile third-down ace.

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