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Denard Robinson has a unique position on Jaguars roster

Denard Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson catches a punt during a drill at NFL football organized training activities, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


When Denard Robinson was making the rounds in advance of the 2013 NFL Draft, he worked out as a receiver and running back because few people thought he could remain at the quarterback spot he played at the University of Michigan.

The Jaguars took him in the fifth round, with all signs, including his uniform No 29, pointing to him making the move to running back. Then Robinson lined up at quarterback for plays during the Jaguars’ offseason workouts, leading to questions about just how the Jags were planning to use their rookie. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said at the time that “we don’t have to tell you” how Robinson will be used and the team is continuing its efforts to obscure their intentions.

On the Jaguars’ roster on their website, brought to our attention by a member of PFT Planet on Twitter, Robinson is the only player listed with the position “OW” which likely stands for “offensive weapon,” a description that Robinson has used when talking about where he saw himself playing in the NFL. It’s not a designation we’ve seen before for an NFL player, although there have been more than few in recent years who fit a similar bill.

Ultimately, of course, it doesn’t matter what position Robinson is listed as playing. What will matter is how well he is able to make use of his skills for a Jaguars offense that needs every playmaker they can find on the offensive side of the ball.