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Raiders’ cornerback Amik Robertson getting on the job training

2020 fourth-round pick playing solidly

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Amik Robertson
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After being thrust into action because of an injury crisis, second-year Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Amik Robertson is showing signs he could be a productive player.

Robertson started his first NFL game Sunday in a 20-9 Raiders’ home loss to the Chicago Bears. While had his moments of inexperience, Robertson played pretty well in the game and showed the situation isn’t too big for him.

Robertson also played decently in a limited role in a Week 4 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers. With both starter Trayvon Mullen (foot) and key backup Damon Arnette (groin) on the injured reserve after they got hurt against the Chargers, Robertson will be playing a key role for, at least, the immediate future.

There was no certainty Robertson was going to make the Las Vegas 53-man roster when training camp began in July. The 2020 fourth-round pick had a disappointing rookie season and he was on the field for just 35 defensive snaps. he was drafted to be a nickel cornerback. But after 2021 fifth-round pick Nate Hobbs shined from the time he stepped onto the field in the offseason, the Raiders transitioned Robertson to the outside and, so far, he is showing that move may pay off in the long run.