Rams To Re-Sign WR Demarcus Robinson

FEBRUARY 24: Providing further details on the pact, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes Robinson will receive $4MM in base compensation including a $1.5MM signing bonus. The other $1MM is comprised of incentives; Robinson can earn up to $500K with an offensive snap share of 50% or higher (after seeing a 36% usage rate in 2023), and another $500K is tied to the Rams’ ability to improve on their total offensive ranking or to repeat their playoff appearance. Regardless of how the incentives play out, the agreement will be a comfortable raise.

FEBRUARY 23: Becoming a key auxiliary pass catcher for the Rams, Demarcus Robinson will once again have the opportunity to stay with a club on a second contract. The former Chiefs supporting-caster reached a deal to stay with the Rams on Friday.

Robinson has agreed to terms to stay in Los Angeles on a one-year, $5MM deal, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets. Becoming a regular in a passing attack that featured the rapid rise of Puka Nacua, Robinson will be in line to work with the blossoming young talent and Cooper Kupp again in 2024. This marks a big raise for Robinson, who played for just $1.17MM in 2023.

Not a part of L.A.’s offense during the season’s first half, Robinson belatedly came through to help the team back to the playoffs. The former Chiefs draftee did not catch a pass as a Ram until Week 9. He did not top 40 yards in a game until Week 13. But Robinson delivered five straight such 40-plus-yard showings — including 82- and 92-yard outings against the Saints and Giants, respectively — from Weeks 13-17, helping the Rams clinch a playoff spot.

Overall, Robinson finished with 26 receptions for 371 yards and four touchdowns. He caught a touchdown pass in four straight games, developing a rapport with Matthew Stafford. Robinson effectively displaced Tutu Atwell, a former second-round pick who was given an extended look during the season’s first half. During Robinson’s five-game run as the Rams’ top tertiary target, Atwell (39-483-3) caught just one pass and played only a handful of offensive snaps.

Atwell’s rookie deal runs through 2024, and while the diminutive wideout has not made much of an impact with the Rams yet, the team now has its top four wideouts from 2023 locked in for the ’24 slate. This marks a nice development for Robinson, who did not catch on with the team until June of last year.

Robinson, 29, is best known for his work alongside Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill in Kansas City. The Florida alum topped 400 receiving yards in 2019 and ’20, helping the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowls. Robinson, who re-signed with the Chiefs on two one-year deals following the expiration of his rookie contract, caught 14 touchdown passes during Patrick Mahomes‘ first four years as the team’s starter. The Ravens signed the 6-foot-1 receiver in 2022; as part of an injury-battered receiving corps, Robinson caught a career-high 48 passes for 458 yards and two scores with Baltimore.

The former fourth-round pick will have a chance to play a ninth season. With Robinson back in the fold, it does not seem like the Rams — who traded Van Jefferson early last season — will be too active at receiver this offseason.

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