Lions waive former No. 2 pick Robinson
The Detroit Lions became the second team to give up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson when they waived the offensive tackle on Friday.
Robinson was waived with an injury designation after missing the past two games due to an ankle ailment. The Lions are expected to use the roster opening to activate tackle Taylor Decker.
Decker tore his right labrum in the offseason, which led to the Lions acquiring Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams, the team that selected him in the 2014 NFL draft. Decker began practicing nearly two weeks ago and could possibly play in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
"He's doing well," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's been working and trying to simulate as much as we can, sort of game-like situations, and he's been doing those things well. So we got another day today, and we'll see. He's close."
Robinson, 25, started 42 of his 46 games played in three seasons with the Rams. He was traded to the Lions for a sixth-round pick in mid-June.
Robinson played six games (all starts) for the Lions prior to the ankle injury he suffered against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 15.
Decker was Detroit's first-round selection (16th overall) in the 2016 draft. He started all 16 games as a rookie.