Wide receiver Allen Robinson II passed a physical examination in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that was the final hurdle in making his trade from the Los Angeles Rams to the Steelers official, according to a report by Diana Russini of ESPN. The team has not yet officially announced the acquisition.
Robinson suffered a stress fracture in his foot that required season-ending surgery in November, so the deal was contingent on him proving his health to the Steelers’ medical staff.
In exchange for Robinson, the Steelers will move down 17th spots in the seventh round, swapping pick No. 234 for No. 251 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Steelers also have a pick at No. 241.
In addition, the Rams are converting $5 million of Robinson’s salary into signing bonus, in addition to the roster bonus and signing bonus they have already paid him, so the Steelers will pay him just $5 million for the 2023 season.
If the Steelers wish to retain Robinson for 2024, they will owe him $15.25 million. They can release him after 2023 with no salary cap penalty.
In 10 games in 2022, Robinson caught 33 passes for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Penn State product has 528 catches for 6,748 yards and 43 scores in his 9-year NFL career.
Robinson spent just one season with the Rams after beginning his career with the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Steelers will likely use Robinson in the slot, alongside Diontae Johnson and George Pickens, where he will offset the 2022 trade of Chase Claypool and give the Steelers a quality possession and blocking option.