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Greg Robinson remains optimistic about his Rams' future

The former first-round pick is hopeful that he can carve out a significant role with Los Angeles ahead of next season.

It has been a bumpy first couple of seasons in the league for Greg Robinson where he now finds himself in a precarious position with his future with the Los Angeles Rams in clear question. 

A few days into OTAs, Robinson's status as the starting right tackle has become quite foggy due to Jamon Brown quickly impressing the new coaching staff including head coach Sean McVay, who stated on Tuesday that he has a chance to compete with the former 2014 first-round pick for the starting job. 

“When you look at it, Jamon Brown is a guy that’s competed really well. He’s done a nice job competing both at guard and at tackle," McVay said. "We gave him and Greg (Robinson) a chance to compete and really excited to go back and look at the tape. I think what we’ve seen from Jamon, really going back to last week, a lot of encouraging things and Greg has done some good things as well. I think it’s good to let guys compete and see how they do.”

Robinson is set to enter the final year of his four-year, $21.2 million rookie deal that will pay him $3.4 million. There were several reports last month that stated the team will decline to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract. 

Following OTAs on Wednesday afternoon, Robinson sounded optimistic about being able to carve out a significant role with the Rams ahead of next season.

“Whatever opportunities I have, I’m looking forward to my future,” he said after an organized team activity workout, according to the LA Times. “Hopefully, it’s with the Rams."

"I don't really know how that's going to go, but whatever opportunities come my way, I've just got to take advantage of it."

Los Angeles had originally planned on the 24-year-old being shifted over to the starting right tackle spot after the team signed former Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth to a three-year, $36 million deal on the first day of the free agency period. This shift along the offensive line has moved Rob Havenstein inside to right guard after manning the starting right tackle position for his first two years in the league. 

Robinson struggled tremendously in the 2016 season leading the NFL with 14 penalties while Pro Football Focus graded him 73rd out of 80 qualified offensive tackles. 

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.

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