Former Saints running back Khiry Robinson to sign with Jets

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Khiry Robinson, who the New Orleans Saints did not tender as a restricted free agent, is reportedly on his way to the New York Jets.

The New Orleans Saints not tendering Khiry Robinson made him an unrestricted free agent.  Now he’ll be pairing with Louisiana native Matt Forte in New York to play with the Jets, per NFL Network.

Robinson had 56 carried for 180 yards and four touchdowns, in addition to 17 receptions for 115 yards last season.  However, he was carted off the field with a fractured tibia in his leg during the Week 8 shootout win against the New York Giants.

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The Saints signed Khiry Robinson in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M.  The ground-and-pound bulldozer of a running back totaled 766 rushing yards and eight touchdowns over 186 attempts on the ground in three seasons with New Orleans.  He added another 25 catches for 178 yards in the process.

With good speed and quick feet as a hard runner who will often leave opponents flattened on the ground like a cartoon character, Khiry Robinson could make for a great pairing alongside Matt Forte in New York.  He’s got the mindset and demeanor to be an excellent addition for the Jets.

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