Cleveland Browns Signed OL Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson (73) during his time with Lions pushing off New Orleans Saints player. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Greg Robinson, the second overall pick from the 2014 NFL draft, is getting another chance to resurrect his troubled career. Cleveland Browns announced that they have signed the 25-year-old offensive lineman on Tuesday. In order to free the spot for Robinson, the team waived OL Rod Johnson.

Cleveland Browns decided to get roster reinforcement after OL Donald Stephenson received a two-game suspension for violating league’s policy on substance abuse.

Greg Robinson was selected second overall by Los Angeles Rams in 2014 but didn’t live up to the expectations. Although he got his fair share of opportunities, playing 46 games for the Rams in his first three years in the league, Robinson showed a great deal of inefficiency. Finally, Rams decided to move on and traded him to Detroit Lions for a sixth-round pick in 2018. Saints were looking a replacement for their injured left tackle Taylor Decker at the time and hoped Robinson could reverse to his college form.

Greg Robinson ended up winning the starting left tackle job for the Lions in training camp and went on to start six games in the 2017 season. He then suffered an ankle injury in Week 6 and was waived after that.