Browns sign offensive tackle Greg Robinson

2014 second overall pick is coming off an ankle injury in 2017

Daryl Ruiter
June 19, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Greg Robinson (73) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns added a former second overall pick in the NFL Draft in the hopes he’ll bolster the depth on their offensive line.

Gregg Robinson, picked second in 2014 by the now Los Angeles Rams, was added as a free agent Tuesday the team announced.

To make room on the roster offensive lineman Rod Johnson, a 2017 fifth round pick, was waived.

Robinson, who was traded to the Lions last year for a sixth-round pick, enters his fifth NFL season and has started 48 of 52 career games but his 2017 season in Detroit ended after 6 games due to an ankle injury.

Following the retirement of presumed future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas, the Browns are hoping Shon Coleman or Austin Corbett can win the job in training camp but the addition of Robinson could be for insurance purposes.