The Tennessee Titans will be without starting safety Johnathan Cyprien for “a few weeks,” according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
Cyprien suffered a hamstring injury halfway through the fourth quarter of the Titans’ 26-16 loss to the Raiders and did not return. The Titans called it a strained hamstring after the game.
Robinson, who has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in his three-plus seasons, is in the final year of his rookie contract. The sides had preliminary discussions about an extension, but the injury obviously puts a hold on things.
Without Robinson, the Jaguars will have to rely heavily on Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns, as well as veteran Arrelious Benn, who is one of the team’s core special-teams players.
“Well, obviously we have confidence in Marqise and Allen to step up, and obviously to sit here and say, ‘Hey, it doesn’t hurt, next-man-up type of thing,’ we all understand that in our profession, but what I think about is how hard A-Rob has worked and how much he’s put in, and I know what type of year he wanted to have,” coach Doug Marrone said. “I think that’s the thing that gets me as a coach more than anything, is when you watch a player that’s done everything that you’ve asked him to do and was really set up for a great year, and to sustain an injury, it’s obviously a blow.”