Lions cut injured OT Greg Robinson

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park –  The Lions have waived-injured Greg Robinson.

Lions tackle Greg Robinson

Allen Park — The Lions waived-injured Greg Robinson on Thursday.

The offensive tackle, acquired in an offseason trade from the Los Angeles Rams, started the first six games for the Lions this season, filling in for the injured Taylor Decker.

Robinson suffered an ankle injury in the second half against the New Orleans Saints and sat the past two weeks. He was replaced by Brian Mihalik.

With Mihalik performing well, and both Decker and Corey Robinson eligible to return as early as this week, the Lions saw no value in keeping Greg Robinson around.

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Decker, the 2016 first-round pick who played every offensive snap at left tackle, remains on the physically unable to perform list after offseason shoulder surgery. He’s been practicing the past two weeks.

“Yeah, he’s doing well,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “He’s been working and trying to simulate him as best we can, sort of game-like situations. He’s been doing those things well. We’ve got another day of work today, he’s close.”

Robinson has also been practicing after an eight-week stint on injured reserve with a foot injury. 

The Lions have until 4 p.m. on Saturday to add one, or both, to the roster. 

The Lions are still responsible for the remaining $1.56 million of Robinson's $3.32 million base salary for this season.

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