Browns agrees to re-sign OT Greg Robinson
The Browns are shoring up their offensive line for next season by re-signing tackle Greg Robinson, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The agreement is for a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Terms of the deal weren’t immediately disclosed, although it certainly wasn’t anything too expensive. Robinson was one of the bigger draft busts in recent NFL history but is on the right path to reviving his career in Cleveland.
The Rams took him second overall back in 2014, but he quickly flamed out in Saint Louis. The Rams traded him for a late round draft pick to the Lions in 2017, and he ended up spending just one season in Detroit.
He landed with the Browns this past summer as a reclamation project and was able to make the team as a backup left tackle. Midway through the season, he took over starting duties, and he ended up starting the final eight games of the year.
The whole Cleveland offensive line played a lot better later in the season and played a large role in Baker Mayfield’s development. Robinson received average marks from Pro Football Focus, which were still far better than the grades he’s received previously in his career.
It’s unclear if this move means the Browns consider him a starter moving forward. While Robinson was serviceable, there’s definitely still room for improvement. The Browns have the 17th pick in this April’s draft, and many analysts have been projecting them to add a tackle.
With Robinson’s new deal only being for one year, it doesn’t preclude them from doing so. It’s possible, if not probable that Robinson will be competing with a rookie in training camp.