On Thursday morning the Los Angeles Rams announced that they have completed a trade with the Detroit Lions, sending offensive lineman and former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to Detroit for a 2018 sixth round pick.
Robinson was drafted by the Rams in 2014 out of Auburn, and started 42 of 46 games with the team. He struggled a bit this past season, leading to him being bench for a couple games.
Going into the 2017 season the addition of tackle Andrew Whitworth and emergence of Jamon Brown looks as if Robinson would have been the odd man out on the Rams offensive line, thus the reason for the trade.
Rams general manager Les Snead released the following statement regarding Robinson and the trade, via TheRams.com:
“Since we drafted Greg, he has been committed to our organization, his teammates and community outreach,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “We appreciate his dedication and the effort he’s put forth over the past three seasons. We wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter.”
Robinson still has one year remaining on his rookie contract, so this year could be a big one for him in Detroit. He will be competing for a starting tackle spot this summer.