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Jacksonville Jaguars creates a unique roster designation for Denard Robinson

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by 03EBZ06, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    He hasn't played a down in the NFL, but Denard Robinson has already made a tiny bit of history.

    Robinson's new team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, has listed him on their roster not as a running back, tight end, wide receiver or quarterback, but as an "OW."

    What does that stand for? "Offensive Weapon," the Jaguars told Yahoo! Sports, a nickname the former Michigan quarterback started calling himself in the lead-up to the NFL draft. Translation: Robinson can play any offensive position (other than lineman), and he hopes to do so.

    That even includes kick returner, which he'll do for the first time in his football career starting in the fall.

    Robinson certainly isn't the first NFL player to play a variety of positions. Kordell Stewart was known as "Slash" because he was a quarterback "slash" running back. Deion Sanders caught passes and defended them. And those are just two examples. Antwaan Randle-El, like Robinson, starred as a mobile quarterback in the Big 10 and went on to play a key role with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers as a receiver. Robinson would certainly like to follow that career arc.

    The "OW" designation actually has a mirror in fantasy football, where some leagues have a "flex" position that allows running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (but not quarterbacks). So Robinson might get some extra interest from fantasy players this year, even if he's playing for a team that's not expected to make the playoffs.

    For the rest ---> http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--denard-robinson-gets-unique-roster-designation-124307677.html
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Big deal. We're also listing Miles Austin's position as OW this season. In his case, though, it just refers to the noise he makes when he tries to stand on one of his legs because of his hamstrings. True story.
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  3. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't the Jags basically have the same hope in that one white guy like 6-7 years ago? I forget his name, but he was a college QB and the Jags tried to use him basically as an OW. In the end, he wasn't nearly as athletic or explosive as they'd hyped and I think they cut him after a few seasons. I think he's been out of the league since then. Matt Jones, was it?
  4. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Jokes, comedy, laughs.
  5. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Yes Matt Jones. Was a bust.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Also, he liked Coke.
    Don't let @stasheroo hear you talking ill of Matt Jones. That was his favorite player this side of not-Anthony Hargrove. :)
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Boooo! Hiss! Throw da bum out! :D

    Actually not bad!
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It was so bad, I was blushing when I posted it. Oh, well. They can't all be gems. :)
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    It wasn't bad. Corny maybe. :D
  10. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Should have been Percy Harvin with that designation first.
  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Nice!

    :D

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