Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Saints add to depth in the secondary with signing of Patrick Robinson

Saints add to depth in the secondary with signing of Patrick Robinson

But Robinson would certainly represent an upgrade over Johnson Bademosi at cornerback and give them a reliable underneath corner. After trading Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for Philly native Daryl Worley, it became clear that Philly has way too many young, supremely talented cornerbacks on their roster, and locking Robinson to a long-term would effectively block one of their young playmakers from seeing the field.

As it turns out, it will be a one-and-done - Robinson is expected to sign a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, a source close to the situation speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed to NJ Advance Media.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Robinson's deal with New Orleans is worth $20 million, half of which is guaranteed. The 30-year-old Robinson played well as Philadelphia's slot corner in 2017, playing in all 16 games and snagging 4 interceptions to go with 18 passes defensed.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles will lose Patrick Robinson to the Saints. Robinson came up with a game-changing interception return for a touchdown against the Vikings in the NFC Championship.

Well, it looks like Patrick Robinson will head back to the team that he started his career with. His presence, along with fellow former Saint Malcolm Jenkins, was critical for an elite Eagles defense that dominated throughout their title-clinching campaign. Robinson heads to another solid defense who could use his services in the nickel, where he thrived with the Eagles. They also signed linebacker Demario Davis, adding another veteran piece to the puzzle.

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