Did Kenny Robinson hurt his Carolina Panthers roster chances?
Getting kicked out of one practice can be excused. But it did not take long for Kenny Robinson to suffer the same fate on Day 2 of joint practices with the New England Patriots.
Robinson clearly had revenge on his mind from the outset, laying the wood on wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson during a special teams drill which sparked another melee. Not exactly a great look for the safety, who made notable strides during his second season with the team.
Just what this means for Robinson’s roster chances is unclear. Matt Rhule stated he wanted the Carolina Panthers to be a tough physical football team that fights for everything, but the former XFL standout’s actions are probably not what the head coach had in mind.
According to Joe Person of The Athletic, Robinson walked to try and get Rhule’s attention but was told to leave by general manager Scott Fitterer. But whether this is another J.T. Ibe situation or not remains to be seen.
In truth, the Panthers need a little more aggressiveness. Robinson went over the line to a certain extent, but there are others queueing up for playing time that might now have a chance.
It’ll be interesting to see what occurs with Robinson when the time comes. His production in 2021 left many reasons to be encouraged, but his lack of discipline throughout the week provides some cause for concern.