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Cleveland Browns Free Agent Review: OT Greg Robinson

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There is no chance in hell the Browns re-sign him, but we’re still doing our due diligence.

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Up next in our review of the Browns’ unrestricted free agents is OT Greg Robinson.

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“Oh shit, hide the weed.”
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How and When He Joined the Browns: Robinson joined the Browns during the 2018 offseason as a veteran free agent signing, having spent his career with the Rams and Lions up until that point. Robinson was signed as Cleveland tried to find a replacement for future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas.

Productivity Level Last Season: After an unconventional roster move (the Browns cut him and re-signed him prior to Week 1), Robinson was then ejected in the first regular season game for kicking a player in the head. He would go on to start 14 games for Cleveland. According to NFL Penalties, Robinson was flagged 12 times in 2019 (5 holding, 3 false start, 3 other). Per Pro Football Focus, “Robinson’s 66.9 overall grade in 2019 may only rank 22nd among 37 qualifying left tackles.”

Why Keeping Him Could Make Sense: Robinson has a lot of flaws, but prior to him starting midway through the 2018 season, we saw how much worse things could be at the left tackle situation. I hate to say that he offers a sense of stability, but on a low barometer scale, that’s what he did, and his two years with Cleveland were the best of his career.

What the Browns Should Do: It’s time for the Browns to move on from Robinson, and it’s not just because of the 157 pounds of marijuana that he thought was worth risking transport:

The bigger reason the Browns need to move on is that they need to find their future left tackle. Robinson bought them a two-year stopgap after Joe Thomas retirement, but now Cleveland has a Top-10 draft pick in a tackle-heavy draft at the top. Also, if the weed thing doesn’t impact his NFL career, Robinson would probably command a deal worth more than $7 million per year, which isn’t worth it for a player whose ceiling is average at best.

Let us know below whether or not the team should try to re-sign Greg Robinson.

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Should the Browns re-sign OT Greg Robinson?

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