The cost for the Pittsburgh Steelers to acquire a wide receiver Allen Robinson II in a trade from the Los Angeles Rams II is extremely minimal, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Steelers will send to the Rams their first of two seventh-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, pick No. 234, and receive Robinson and pick No. 251 — a trade-down of 17 spots in the seventh round. The Steelers also pick at No. 241.
Additionally, the Rams retaining an extra $5 million of Robinson’s 2023 salary. With that additional salary retention, Robinson will count for just $5 million against the Steelers’ 2023 salary cap.
If they want to keep him for 2023, they will owe him $15.75 million, but they can also cut him for no penalty after the 2022 season.
Robinson is expected in Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening for a physical that is necessary to complete the deal. He had season-ending surgery to correct a stress fracture in his foot last November.
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.