Should be re-signed: Greg Robinson, LT
It was late in camp when the Cleveland Browns signed Greg Robinson and not too many people seemed to think much about it. The former No. 2 overall pick out Auburn in 2014, Robinson never lasted with the St. Louis Rams and then spent a season with the Detroit Lions. He wasn’t healthy with Detroit as ankle and shoulder problems made things worse on him as he tried to shake the bust label.
Eventually, he made his way into the starting lineup and hasn’t looked back. Robinson was a big part of an offensive line turnaround that became a much better unit under Gregg Williams and Freddie Kitchens. Early in December, the offensive coordinator was dishing out praise on the big guy.
"“Greg has performed very well,” offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens said according to Scott Patsko of Cleveland.com. “He has stayed hooked up as far as his knowledge and stuff and learning and continuing to work. We feel comfortable with Greg right now at left tackle. He is playing at a pretty high level. He probably had his best game to date (against the Bengals). He certainly is going to need it this week.”"
Now with Robinson a free agent, the team should seriously consider bringing him back. He may not be the long-term answer on the blindside, but he’s proven he can start if needed. And if they do end up finding a better alternative, they could do a lot worse than Robinson as their swing tackle.