The Los Angeles Rams aren’t expected to pick up the fifth-year option on former first-round pick Greg Robinson.
A few weeks ago, there was plenty of discussion surrounding the future of Greg Robinson with the Los Angeles Rams after the team indicated they would most likely be picking up the fifth-year option on defensive superstar Aaron Donald. Unlike Donald, Robinson has struggled to make an impact with the Rams over the last three seasons, and even though new head coach Sean McVay seems willing to give him one final shot to prove himself, it doesn’t look like team is jumping to pick up his fifth-year option.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Los Angeles isn’t expected to pick up the option for Robinson, although nothing is set in stone at the moment. Keep in mind that Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times mentioned this as a strong possibility a few weeks ago, so this news surrounding Robinson shouldn’t seem like much of a shock to Rams fans.
The fact that Robinson led the league with 31 total penalties over the previous two seasons shows how frustrating of a player he’s been for Los Angeles, and the best option for both parties may be to just part ways after the 2017 season. If Robinson were to make any sort of impact for the Rams, he would have done so by now, and his best option from a career standpoint seems like a fresh start with a new team.
Of course, with the Rams having five picks on the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft, it will be interesting to see what approach they take when it comes to improving the offense line. As bad as it sounds, Los Angeles could be in a great position on this final day to find their eventual replacement from one of the biggest busts from the 2014 NFL Draft in Robinson.