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.

25 responses to “Lions trade for Greg Robinson, sign Cyrus Kouandjio

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. “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?

  12. 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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