Report: WR Allen Robinson Passes Physical, Completing Trade To Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams’ trade with WR Allen Robinson has been completed. Robinson was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to take a physical after suffering a foot fracture last season. He passed it and the deal was finalized. ESPN’s Dianna Russini was the first to the news Wednesday afternoon.

As compensation, the Steelers will trade one of their 7th-round picks, #234, to the Rams for Robinson and pick #251. Pittsburgh will also be paying $5 million of Robinson’s 2023 salary though the Rams will still retain the majority of it.

Signed to a three-year deal prior to 2022, Robinson spent just one year with the Rams. Limited to just 10 games before being placed on IR, he caught 33 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns. With inside-outside versatility, Robinson is capable of aligning all over the field but figures to see plenty of time in the slot, the Steelers’ #3 wide receiver alongside Diontae Johnson and George Pickens.

Entering his 10th NFL season, Robinson has 528 career receptions for 6,748 yards and 43 touchdowns. A second-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, he has three career 1,000+ yard receiving seasons, his most recent one coming in 2020. Robinson has been plagued by poor QB play and could find more stability in Pittsburgh if the Steelers’ offense takes steps forward this year.

Robinson’s contract runs through 2024 but given his high salary next season, he’s likely to spend just one season in Pittsburgh, at least on his current deal. With the Steelers, he figures to occupy and underneath role, beating zone coverage, running option routes, and could make an impact in the red zone. The Steelers have had the 23rd-ranked offense each of the last two years and haven’t finished in the top 10 since 2018, when they were ranked #1 overall. Throughout his career, Robinson has been one of the best red zone wide receivers in the league.

Robinson is the latest piece the Steelers have added in a busy offseason. GM Omar Khan has touched all aspects of the roster, improving the o-line with Isaac Seumalo and Nate Herbig, turning over the inside linebacker room with Cole Holecomb and Elandon Roberts, and adding secondary pieces in Patrick Peterson and Keanu Neal along with a handful of other low-level additions.

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