The New York Jets have added their second running back in as many days. First, they signed Matt Forte to a contract.
Now, the Jets have agreed to a deal with former New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson. Financial terms of the deal have not been released.
The 26-year-old Robinson joins the mix after suffering a broken leg with the Saints in Nov. When he did play, he was a steady contributor for the team since 2013, while averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
“They just passing out deals to any and everybody,” Robinson wrote on Twitter. “Huh, good lord, you can say over paid.”
Since the Jets haven’t released Robinson’s numbers yet, we don’t know if he’ll be the latest player that’ll be overpaid. Or he’ll get a respectable deal for a back-up.
Robinson has been with the Saints since the 2013 season. He’s played in 28 games, including three starts that came during the 2014 season.
Like he did with the Saints, he’ll have to split the carries with Bilal Powell, who re-signed with the Jets, and the newly signed Forte. With the Saints, he had to split the ball with Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and C.J. Spiller.
In his final game with the Saints, he had four yards on four carries against the New York Giants in Week 8. He had 56 carries for 180 yards and four touchdowns when he was healthy, along with 17 receptions for an additional 115 yards.
He had a career-high 362 yards in 2014. In his career, he has 186 carries for 766 yards and eight touchdowns.
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