U.S. Border Patrol arrested Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Greg Robinson on Monday after officials told TMZ he had “A LOT of marijuana.”
TMZ reports Border Patrol stopped Robinson at the Sierra Blanca, Texas, border checkpoint near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The site reports the 27-year-old offensive tackle is still in jail and is facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute.
Browns' Greg Robinson Arrested By Border Patrol with a Bunch of Marijuana https://t.co/SzE13kGROO
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) February 19, 2020
In 2020, Robinson heads into his seventh NFL season.
Robinson is due to become an unrestricted free agent next month.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted the Browns did not intend to re-sign Robinson.
Cleveland.com reporter Mary Kay Cabot also reported the Browns did not plan to re-sign Robinson, citing unnamed sources.
The Browns have not commented on the report of Brown’s arrest as of Wednesday morning.
NFL free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 18.
Greg Robinson will be a free agent next month and the #Browns had no intention of re-signing him anyway, I'm told. One fewer headache in Cleveland. https://t.co/gU6ag4ipax
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 19, 2020
#Browns had no intention of re-signing LT Greg Robinson and have communicated this to his camp, I’m told. He’s been arrested with marijuana
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) February 19, 2020
The Browns will likely have to upgrade their left tackle position either through free agency or the NFL Draft, which is scheduled from April 23-25.
They have the No. 10 overall pick.
On Tuesday, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected the Browns picking Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton with their first-round selection.
“This one is easy: I’m sticking with my pick, because the Browns’ need at left tackle is so obvious. The 6-7, 370-pound Becton can be an immediate starter on Baker Mayfield’s blind side, and he’ll be a beast in the running game in front of Nick Chubb,” Kiper said.
Draft experts say the 2020 NFL Draft is loaded with talented offensive linemen.
During the 2019 season, Robinson appeared in 15 games for the Browns and started 14 of them.
A concussion forced Robinson to miss the Week 13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Browns had Justin McCray fill in for Robinson.
The team did not start Robinson due to ineffectiveness during the Week 8 loss to the New England Patriots.
In Week 1, Robinson was ejected for kicking Tennessee Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro.
Robinson initially signed with the Browns in 2018 for $790,000.
He re-signed with the team for $6.4 million ahead of the 2019 season.
Robinson appeared in 16 games in 2018 and started eight of them.
Spotrac.com shows Robinson has made $29.1 million in his playing career.
The second overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft played for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams from 2014-2016, the Detroit Lions in 2017 and the Browns from 2018-2019.
The Rams traded Robinson to the Lions for a sixth-round pick in 2017.
Robinson was the highest Auburn Tigers offensive lineman ever selected ahead of Ken Rice, who was the eighth overall pick of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Coming into the 2014 NFL Draft, scouts liked Robinson’s size at 6’5”, 332 pounds.
Robinson was an All-SEC selection in 2013, helping lead Auburn to an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game against Florida State.
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