June 15, 2017
The Rams have traded offensive tackle and former #2 overall pick Greg Robinson to Detroit. In exchange, LA received a 2018 sixth-round selection.
Robinson, 24, has played in 44 career games with the Rams, starting 40 of them. The team tried moving him to guard and right tackle before eventually deciding to trade him to Detroit with one year left on his rookie contract.
“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 tenure with the Rams was characterized by penalties and protection issues that plagued him as an overmatched left tackle.
After new coach Sean McVay moved Robinson to the right side and evaluated him through off-season workouts and mini-camps, the Rams finally made a move.
There are only two players remaining on the Rams roster from the eight players they acquired through the 2012 trade that enabled the Redskins to acquire Robert Griffin III. There are Linebacker Alec Ogletree and defensive tackle Michael Brockers.
Jamon Brown supplanted Robinson on the right side of the line during mini-camp.
“It wasn’t anything we didn’t see” from Robinson, coach Sean McVay said. “It was more of a product of what we’ve seen from Jamon Brown.”
Robinson is scheduled to earn about $6.7 million this season in salary and bonuses. He originally signed a four-year, $21.3-million contract, including a $13.8-million signing bonus.
Mini-camp ended on Wednesday. McVay said he decided to cancel the final day of mini-camp to reward players for their work during the off-season program.
Rookies report for training camp at UC Irvine on July 26. The first workout is July 29.
The Rams also waived quarterback Dylan Thompson.