Baker Mayfield’s blind side will be protected at least for the 2019 NFL season.
The Cleveland Browns extended left tackle Greg Robinson to a one-year deal on Monday.
Robinson began the year backing up undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison at left tackle. Once head coach Hue Jackson was fired, Robinson started the remaining eight games for the Browns.
The Browns won five of those remaining eight games, warranting a head coach promotion for interim play caller Freddie Kitchens as well as a new payday for Robinson.
In those eight games, Mayfield was only sacked five times, according to the Browns. Stats LLC states that Robinson did not allow a single sack in his eight starts. However, he was flagged for six penalties.
Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick to the LA Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft. After being traded, and spending the end of the 2017 season on the IR for the Lions, it’s quite possible that Greg Robinson could find a home in Cleveland with the Browns.
The one-year deal gives the team flexibility to determine if the 26-year-old has turned the corner or if those eight games were fluke.
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