As the offseason begins to heat up, and free agency looms over the NFL, the Browns and John Dorsey are already making moves. On Monday, the team signed left tackle Greg Robinson to a one-year deal.
Just a year ago, Greg Robinson’s NFL career was dead in the water. The former No. 2 overall pick from 2014 had floundered throughout his pro career, despite his phenomenal college years at Auburn. That is, until he joined the Cleveland Browns.
During his time with Cleveland in 2018, Robinson found himself somewhat revitalized. He became the team’s left tackle following the relative flop of Desmond Harrison, and his efforts have been rewarded.
On Monday, the Browns signed Robinson to a one-year deal. The news was broken by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This is a great move for the Browns, as long as the price is right. Robinson was a solid piece on the offensive line during the reign of Freddie Kitchens, and he saw new life near the end of the season. This is a classic prove-it deal for Robinson and one that buys the Browns one more year at left tackle.
With left tackle out of the way, at least for 2019, the Browns’ draft board has become much, much clearer. If John Dorsey wasn’t a fan of any of the tackle prospects in the 2019 class, he’s just bought himself a season of Greg Robinson to fill in for whoever he may (or may not ) take in 2020. And, who knows? Maybe this is the start of a new career for Robinson, and he thrives on this deal.