Rams Decline 5th-Year Option on Greg Robinson

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The Los Angeles Rams have opted not to exercise the fifth-year option on offensive lineman Greg Robinson's contract.

As of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, NFL teams have the option to add a fifth year to a first-round draft picks' rookie contract. This year the league's deadline to add the fifth-year option was May 3.

Robinson was the second overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Auburn. Since joining the team the 6-5, 332-pound Robinson has played in 46 games over three seasons, starting 42.

With the addition of Andrew Whitworth to the roster in free agency Robinson is expected to move to the right side of the line after playing primarily at left tackle during his previous three seasons.

"I think that'll be a good opportunity for Greg to go to that right side, and, we'll see how [Rob] Havenstein is able to do — if we allow him to play guard and tackle," Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said back in March. "We've got some guys on this roster that have some position [flexibility], but being able to get an Andrew Whitworth — he knows what it's like, he's played the game at a Pro Bowl-caliber level at that left tackle position — will give us the flexibility to put Greg on the right side and see how he does there."

The Rams previously exercised the fifth-year option for defensive tackle , who was the 13th overall selection in the 2014 Draft.

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