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Greg Robinson immediately jumped on a red-eye flight to be with Lions

The new Lions offensive lineman immediately took a redeye to join his new team.

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Things move fast in the NFL, and for its employees, sometimes your entire life is uprooted in a matter of seconds. That was the case for new Detroit Lions offensive tackle Greg Robinson, who was notified on Wednesday night that he had been traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Lions for a sixth-round pick.

Rather than take his time to prepare a move from the west coast to the midwest, Robinson immediately packed his things and left.

In fact, Robinson was so quick to get to Detroit that he was even in attendance for the Lions’ final day of mandatory minicamp. While Robinson didn’t participate in practice—which only turned out to be a walkthrough anyway—it’s a pretty big sign of respect from the offensive lineman.

And Robinson didn’t just waste time taking up space at practice, he was actively taking in information.

Via Kyle Meinke of MLive:

He stood next to Decker or offensive line coach Ron Prince for almost the entirety of practice, and could be seen chatting almost nonstop.

Robinson appears very eager to start fresh with a new team after a rough beginning to his career with the Rams. In his three years since being the second-overall pick, Robinson jumped from left tackle to guard to right tackle, struggling the entire way. By the time OTAs started to roll around this year, it had become clear that the Rams were ready to move on.

Based on his eagerness to get to Detroit, it seems like Robinson was ready, too. Unfortunately for him, the Lions just finished their final minicamp practice and won’t return to the field until training camp begins in late July. Until then, Robinson has time to familiarize himself with the facility and the city of Detroit.

Welcome to the Pride, Greg!

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