Jim Caldwell

Rams trade offensive lineman Greg Robinson to Detroit Lions for draft pick

Rams trade offensive lineman Greg Robinson to Detroit Lions for draft pick

He was the second player chosen in the 2014 draft, an offensive lineman the Rams envisioned as a franchise cornerstone.

Instead, Greg Robinson could never overcome the 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.

On Thursday, they announced that they had traded Robinson to the Detroit Lions.

In return, the Rams received a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

“We felt like it was going to be something that was best for our team and best for Greg,” McVay said.

Robinson’s...

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