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Washington Commanders Make Stunning Running Back Decision For Week 6

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The Washington Commanders have come to a decision on who they are starting at running back in Week 6. 

After spending the first four weeks of the NFL season recovering from gunshot wounds in his leg, Brian Robinson is slated to make his first NFL start this Thursday night.

"RB Brian Robinson will start and be the team’s lead back tonight against the Bears," Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday. 

As mentioned in the post, Robinson made his NFL debut in Week 5 against Chicago, tallying 9 rushes for 22 yards. 

The Commanders are searching for better results from their running back room, and the hope is turning to Robinson will provide a spark that the Washington offense has been missing. 

So far this season, Antonio Gibson leads Washington with 56 carries but for a lowly 3.2 yards per carry. The next leading rusher, J.D. McKissic, is more suited for pass catching work out of the backfield and only has 17 rushing attempts on the year. 

While Robinson is expected to start tonight's game against the Chicago Bears, it is unclear if the rookie will become the immediate workhorse back or if Washington will turn to a running back committee.