Patrick Robinson to sign 4-year deal with the Saints

Philadelphia Eagles Patrick Robinson 30 will sign with the Saints in free agency according to reports

Well, it looks like Patrick Robinson will head back to the team that he started his career with.

Drafted 32nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State, Robinson was the first draft selection by the Saints following their first Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts. In 2015, they let Robinson go in free agency, following several years of uneven production. Robinson broke out for four interceptions last year-five if you include the playoffs-while earning PFF's No. 4 grade out of 120 qualifiers at cornerback. He played a pivotal role on the Eagles' pass defense, manning slot corner for the Super Bowl champions. Robinson came up with a game-changing interception return for a touchdown against the Vikings in the NFC Championship. Rapoport previously reported that Robinson was headed back to Philly. Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore made an instant impact and Ken Crawley emerged as a solid starter. The guy who was sitting on the chopping block during training camp in 2017, ended up being one of the most valuable players in the Eagles defense. They also signed linebacker Demario Davis, adding another veteran piece to the puzzle.

Between Worley, Mills, Douglas, Ronald Darby and potential game changer Sidney Jones, the Eagles are going to have a serious battle for their three starting corner spots going into 2018, and retaining Robinson long-term would have been incredibly shortsighted, even after he played incredibly well in 2017. It's a good signing for a team that's loading up for one last run with Drew Brees.



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