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Lions trade for Greg Robinson, sign Cyrus Kouandjio

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The Rams have gotten rid of a former draft bust and the Lions have gotten a potential fill-in for their injured left tackle.

Greg Robinson, the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, has been traded to the Lions, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Detroit sends its 2018 sixth-round draft pick to Los Angeles in the deal.

That gives the Lions another player who can compete to start at left tackle in Week One, while starting left tackle Taylor Decker recovers from shoulder surgery. Robinson has played both guard and tackle for the Rams.

The Rams declined Robinson’s fifth-year option, which means the 2017 season is the final year on his rookie contract. He is due a base salary of $3.3 million.

The Lions have also signed another potential left tackle in former Bills second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio, according to Field Yates of ESPN. So it’s a busy day for the Lions, who know they need to find a better option to protect Matthew Stafford’s blind side.

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25 Responses to “Lions trade for Greg Robinson, sign Cyrus Kouandjio”
  1. cardsfann1 says: Jun 15, 2017 9:30 AM

    One mans trash is another mans treasure I reckon…

  2. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: Jun 15, 2017 9:30 AM

    Good! Gotta keep the 31st-best player in the NFL upright until Taylor Decker returns. If Ameer can stay healthy this year, this team will be dangerous

  3. johnnnyschatzan says: Jun 15, 2017 9:31 AM

    Some decent project that held high potential on draft day

  4. sgordon909usdm419 says: Jun 15, 2017 9:36 AM

    Another solid 1st round draft pick by the Rams. Right up there with Goff lol

  5. 80sbroncofan says: Jun 15, 2017 9:41 AM

    That RG3 trade really paid off for the Rams. Only player they drafted from that trade has made the pro bowl and that was Janoris Jenkins. He didn’t even make the pro bowl as a Ram he did it while he was with the Giants.

  6. remstar10 says: Jun 15, 2017 9:42 AM

    Decent player, depth with Decker injury. Good trade.

  7. lks311 says: Jun 15, 2017 9:44 AM

    We always talk about the bust potential of QBs, but I swear, Left Tackles seem to fail almost as much.

    Best of luck to Robinson in Detroit.

  8. ipeefreelyagain says: Jun 15, 2017 9:50 AM

    I’m just thinking… man the Cowboys roasted them week 16. I mean just ROASTED the Lions. Even the punter brought the wood.

  9. sjd1234 says: Jun 15, 2017 9:53 AM

    I remember reading up on these before the draft and I still don’t remember a lineman as hyped up as this dude was. Can’t believe he’s a bust.

  10. lukejones says: Jun 15, 2017 9:55 AM

    Lions better make sure they actually see Cyrus sign. He has a history of backing out on deals.

  11. bassplucker says: Jun 15, 2017 9:57 AM

    2nd overall pick brings a 6th in trade. Talk about depreciation.

  12. charlesbrown2316 says: Jun 15, 2017 10:06 AM

    Kouandijo is seriously underrated. He really seems to want to be a LT and not a RT but when he’s filled in he has shown promise. I don’t know what’s up with his emotional issues but his play on the field seems to say he will get a second NFL contract from some team if he’s stays healthy

  13. Straight Cash Homie says: Jun 15, 2017 10:17 AM

    Pretty sure he was another one of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay’s can’t miss prospects in the draft. How do these guys still have jobs? I guess if you say every prospect in the first two rounds are can’t miss prospects you eventually have to get one right.

  14. tiller21 says: Jun 15, 2017 10:19 AM

    This Guy is only 24 years old! He clearly has the measurables, hope the lions can help this young man become great.

  15. tfppft says: Jun 15, 2017 10:29 AM

    Jeff Fisher’s gifts just keep on giving!

  16. granadafan says: Jun 15, 2017 10:50 AM

    Measurables don’t mean squat if you don’t have talent or heart. Some fans have been completely brainwashed by the combine and the “measurables” that come out of there.

  17. tylawspick6 says: Jun 15, 2017 10:54 AM

    The mod trolling as a job with Staline censoring is unbelievable. It’s the dork who works his loser day shift that does the censoring.

  18. buzzlightner says: Jun 15, 2017 11:13 AM

    Couple young bandaids.. That have only played for bad teams.. This is the smart way to do it. Young players are always worth the shot IMO

  19. sjsmarts1 says: Jun 15, 2017 11:32 AM

    Cyrus has improved every year for Bills and is definitely capable of being a back-up who can spot start as needed if not starting himself. His issues are off the field and being the draft choice of the former GM. This Bills’ fan wishes him well.

  20. minson15 says: Jun 15, 2017 11:49 AM

    I think this is a steal for the Lions. Rams have been known for not being able to coach players up to their potential. They’ve had so many 1st round picks and their team is still not that great (yet for some reason they still play Seattle great). Robinson I think still has some growth potential just needs to be coached properly. People get amazed that players still need to be coached/motivated this much at this level, but when everyone is that good (top 1%) the littlest details can show the biggest weaknesses.

  21. purpleguy says: Jun 15, 2017 11:52 AM

    Hey, both guys suck, but the Lions are being pro-active and adding OT depth. This Viking fan can say from firsthand experience after last year that a team can’t have enough OT depth. Good moves by the Lions.

  22. willyalistentothis says: Jun 15, 2017 12:04 PM

    Kouandjio is loaded with physical talent but nearly void of tenacity. Let’s see if having to earn his supper is the right prod.

  23. scoreatwill says: Jun 15, 2017 12:36 PM

    Was not a fan of his when the Rams drafted him however the coaching staff did him no favors by first playing him at guard instead of letting him get comfortable at tackle immediately. That being said I don’t believe he is a good left tackle (lack of quickness) and would be better on the right side where he can “maul” more. If the Detroit staff can provide him some coaching he might work out.

  24. tootitan says: Jun 15, 2017 2:11 PM

    “The Rams have gotten rid of a former draft bust”

    “FORMER” draft bust? Do you know something we don’t? Something that proves he’s not “current” draft bust?

  25. nflfan4now says: Jun 15, 2017 2:19 PM

    How can anyone say Cyrus has gotten bettrer? He played for 3 different o-line coaches and no one could get him near a starting lineup. Then his mental problems (or was it drugs?) kicked in.
    Wish him luck but def a long shot.

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