By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Greg Robinson was once the second overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. Now, the tackle, who struggled with the Rams franchise, is on the move.
He has been traded to the Detroit Lions. In exchange for Robinson, the Rams will be receiving a 2018 sixth-round pick.
Also, he’s a safety net for the team, as they’re expected to miss starting tackle Taylor Decker for at least six months. His injury could cause Decker to miss almost all of the 2017 season.
Robinson — who was picked with one of the selections in the Washington Redskins blockbuster deal to acquire the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and take Robert Griffin III — has been in the league since 2014; however, he has been one of the worst left tackles in the league since that time. Last season, with Robinson and the offensive line struggling, it hurt Jared Goff and Todd Gurley’s productivity.
Robinson was expected to be behind Jamon Brown in the new depth chart under new head coach Sean McVay.
The Lions are hoping that the change will help him. If he struggles in training camp, the team could release him with no major damage to their roster.
In addition to acquiring Robinson in a trade, the team has also signed free agent tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. He hasn’t lived up to his expectations with the Buffalo Bills either.
These two additions will be in a competition with Joe Dahl for the starting tackle job.
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