The Lions have waived-injured offensive tackle Greg Robinson. After dropping the former No. 2 overall pick in the draft, the Lions are left with an open spot on the 53-man roster.
The Lions acquired Robinson via trade with the Rams in June after Taylor Decker suffered a torn labrum. Fortunately, Decker is on the verge of returning from the injury, so Robinson is now expendable.
Robinson, 25, appeared in six games for Detroit and started in each contest. However, he missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and his status for Sunday’s game against the Browns was up in the air prior to his release.
Before joining up with the Lions, Robinson started in 42 of 46 appearances with the Rams. The advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus rated him among the league’s worst tackles in each of his first three seasons.
Robinson was due a $3.3MM salary in 2017, the final year of his contract.
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