It has been a busy week for the Detroit Lions to say the least. There will be some new faces heading to their team. One of them will be including a new offensive tackle.
Greg Robinson will not be wearing a Rams uniform next season. He will not be playing for them, he found a new team in the Detroit Lions. Detroit acquired the Rams tackle this week, according to ESPN.
The addition of Robinson to their team is not the only move the Lions made this week. They also signed Cyrus Kouandjio this week. It has been a loud couple of days for Detroit. Those may not be the last roster moves made by them either. There could be more to come.
One thing may seem for sure. The Lions search for a tackle has come to an end. Robinson answered their call for a new guy in the slot. He could potentially make a great fit on the Lions.
Detroit was in desperate need of a new tackle, being that Taylor Decker is absent. His absence may not be changing anytime soon, the Lions needed to prepare for it. Decker underwent right shoulder surgery last week. His recovery is not expected to be overnight.
For Decker to get his health back to 100 percent, it will require some time. In the mean time, the Lions just found their replacement. There is no better player to turn to than Robinson. He is a former No. 2 pick of the 2014 draft.
Coach Jim Caldwell spoke on the excitement of the team’s pair of new additions, “Good athletes that have ability and they played a bit in the league.” Continuing, he said, “We’re happy to have them. Both guys give us an opportunity to get better, and that’s the key.”
At 24-years-old, Robinson is a player that Detroit could build a future with. He has played 44 career games with the Rams, starting in 40 of them. The Rams had tested him out in the guard position, and right tackle before giving him to the Lions. Robinson had just one year remaining on his rookie deal.
Acquiring Robinson did not cost the Lions a hill of cash or players either. It was rather inexpensive. They just had to surrender a 2018 sixth round selection to the Rams in exchange of Robinson. The former Rams player did have some struggles in the past but it is not something that the Lions coach is concerned about. Caldwell said, “I’m concerned about what he does for us here and now and this point forward.” He continued to say, “I don’t look back much.”
Will Robinson’s career take a better turn with the Detroit Lions? Are the Lions finished yet or will there be more to come? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Commentary by Cody Macleod
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