Eagles CB Patrick Robinson set to sign with the Saints

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Cornerback Patrick Robinson
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Cornerback Patrick Robinson /

Philadelphia Eagles veteran cornerback Patrick Robinson will sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Well, it looks like Patrick Robinson will head back to the team that he started his career with. It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the New Orleans Saints are set to sign Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson to a four-year deal with an undisclosed amount, for now.

Robinson, who is entering his eighth season in the NFL has seen his value skyrocket this past season. He finished out the year with 38 tackles, and tied his career-high of picks with four interceptions. 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.

According to PFF, Robinson was the sixth-best cornerback in the NFL last season. So it is no surprise why the Saints were so intrigued with him. Robinson heads to another solid defense who could use his services in the nickel, where he thrived with the Eagles.

The official report:

The Eagles are inevitably going to miss Robinson in their secondary. At times the defensive backfield looked rough, but Robinson was always the guy they could count on in the nickel. They engaged in talks with Robinson as early as last week about coming back, but the veteran did not seem affordable for the Eagles considering the type of interest he was drawing in the free agency market.

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Now, the Eagles will be searching for their next nickel cornerback. Although they are stacked with plenty of young talent in the secondary, none of their guys have been tried out in the slot. There is a good chance that we can expect a battle for the third cornerback position in this year’s training camp with the loss of Robinson as no one that is currently on the roster is a lock to play the position in his absence.