Report: Lions trade OT Corey Robinson to Panthers

Offensive tackle Corey Robinson (70) started five games for the Detroit Lions in 2017.Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Carolina Panthers have worked out a trade to acquire offensive tackle Corey Robinson from the Detroit Lions.

The Panthers will send an undisclosed draft pick in exchange for Robinson, according to the NFL Network. The Charlotte News and Observer reported the Detroit will receive a seventh-round conditional draft pick in 2020.

Carolina has been ravaged by injuries along its offensive line and needs depth at the position. Robinson has played right tackle and left guard during his three seasons with the Lions.

A seventh-round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of South Carolina, Robinson has started eight games in his career, including a career-high five in 2017.

Panthers left tackle Matt Kalils status for the beginning of the season is murky. The team announced on Aug. 21 that Kalil would undergo arthroscopic surgery on right knee and be evaluated on a weekly basis.

Carolina shifted Taylor Moton from right to left tackle and moved Jeremiah Sirles to right tackle but Sirles suffered a hamstring injury and also is sidelined.

In addition, Panthers starting right tackle Daryl Williams sustained a dislocated kneecap and an MCL sprain early in training camp while left guard Amini Silatolu had to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus.