Cyrus Kouandjio, Greg Robinson switch places with Detroit Lions – Detroit Lions News

Cyrus Kouandjio, Greg Robinson switch places with Detroit Lions – Detroit Lions News

Detroit Lions offensive tackles Cyrus Kouandjio and Greg Robinson switched places on Saturday, the day before the NFL team’s first practice of training camp.

The Lions removed Kouandjio, an Alabama alumnus, from the non-football injury list and put Robinson, an Auburn alumnus, on it.

The change means Kouandjio could be taking first-team snaps at left offensive tackle on Sunday, even though it will be his first practice with the Lions.

Robinson hasn’t practiced with the Lions either, and he can’t practice while he’s designated NFI.

Both tackles were acquired on June 15, the final day of Detroit’s offseason program, after the Lions’ left tackle, Taylor Decker, underwent surgery on June 5 to repair a torn labrum. The shoulder injury is expected to keep Decker sidelined at least through the first month of the season.

Robinson had been the Rams’ left offensive tackle for most of the past three seasons after being the second player picked in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Robinson led the NFL in offensive-holding penalties in each of the past two seasons. When Los Angeles signed 11-year veteran Andrew Whitworth in free agency from the Cincinnati Bengals in March, they shifted Robinson to right tackle, then traded him to Detroit for a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

A second-round pick by Buffalo in the 2014 draft, Kouandjio started seven games in three seasons for the Bills before being released on May 24. The Lions signed Kouandjio as a free agent.

Kouandjio had surgery in January after injuring his hip in a fall at home. The Bills said at the time that Kouandjio was expected to be ready for training camp. Detroit…

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