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Browns add another option at left tackle in Greg Robinson, a former No. 2 pick

Greg Robinson was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft. 

Four years later, he’s trying to restart his career and is the latest option as the Browns’ search for the answer at left tackle continues.

The Browns signed Robinson on Tuesday as a free agent. 

They waived tackle Rod Johnson, a fifth-round pick last year. He missed his rookie season with a knee injury. 
Robinson (6-foot-5, 330 pounds), who went to Auburn, was the second overall pick of the Rams in 2014. He’s started 48 of 52 games in his career. 


He spent three years with the Rams before being traded to the Lions before last season. Detroit gave up only a sixth-round pick. 

Robinson started the first six games before an ankle injury ended his season. 

The Browns are lining up options at left tackle to replace 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas, who retired after last season. 

Shon Coleman left minicamp last week atop the depth chart, but questions remain about his ability to block elite pass rushers. Rookie Austin Corbett, the No. 33 pick, and undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison are other candidates. 

The addition of Robinson at least gives the Browns an option with starting experience at the position, something otherwise lacking. 

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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