The Washington Post

Gibson seizes chance

- — Scott Allen

Antonio Gibson appeared headed for a limited role in the offense after his fumbling woes from last year resurfaced during the preseason and he was relegated to return duties toward the end of training camp. With rookie Brian Robinson Jr. out for at least the first four games of the season after being shot twice in an attempted robbery last month, Gibson maintained his starting job to open the year. He may not give it back.

Gibson had a team-high seven catches for 72 yards, including a 26-yard grab that set up Washington’s first touchdown. He also had 58 yards rushing on 14 carries and was repeatedly trusted on Washington’s gamewinnin­g drive. Most importantl­y, Gibson didn’t put the ball on the ground, and with Dax Milne ably handling return duties, the third-year pro should continue to be a weapon as a runner and receiver in offensive coordinato­r Scott Turner’s system.

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