Allen Robinson Has Received Permission From the Rams to Seek a Trade
After just one season in Los Angeles, Allen Robinson may be on the move again after receiving permission from the Rams to seek a trade. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported this morning that the Rams gave Robinson permission to seek a trade and are willing to pay a portion of Robinson’s salary to make it work.
Robinson signed a three-year, $46.5 million contract with the Rams last spring. The former Jaguars and Bears receiver caught 33 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games with the Rams. Robinson is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured foot right now.
Robinson’s contract comes with $15.2 million guaranteed in 2023, making it less than ideal for a potential trade partner. Los Angeles will have to eat some money to make it work because cutting him isn’t a viable option. Cutting Robinson would leave the Rams with more than $26 million in dead money.
This year’s wide receiver market is headlined by receivers such as DJ Chark and JuJu Schuster-Smith, so if Los Angeles is willing to eat enough money to make it work, there could be interest. Robinson is expected to be healthy for the second phase of OTAs.
According to The Athletic, Robinson was in the 11th hour with the Eagles last spring when the Rams reached out. The Rams reached out to Robinson after Von Miller decided to sign with the Bills after Buffalo offered him more guaranteed money than Los Angeles could offer. But, just one year after the Rams outbid the Eagles, the team is ready to move on.
Los Angeles continues aggressively searching for ways to shed cap space this offseason. Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner will be released when the new league year opens next week. The Rams have also shopped cornerback Jalen Ramsey.