Robinson's first Saints tenure didn't work out as hoped, but he's coming back as a reliable veteran with Super Bowl experience. 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. The deal is worth $20 million, including $10 million in guaranteed money.
Cornerback Patrick Robinson played a vital role for the Philadelphia Eagles' defense during a run to the Super Bowl, but he'll suit up for a different team in 2018, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. He held down the nickel corner spot for them in 2017.
Robinson recorded four interceptions, 18 pass deflections, and 1.0 sack during the 2017 regular season.
Robinson will be a tough loss for the Eagles, but at least for the first time in ages, they have good depth at corner, though no prototypical slot corners to take Robinson's place. He also had a memorable 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings. Already signing safetyKurt Coleman from the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans adds another experienced member to its vastly-improved secondary that already features Pro Bowler Marshon Lattimore and respectable contributors Ken Crawley, Marcus Williams and Vonn Bell.
All of those players are under contract and younger than 25.
According to PFF, Robinson was the sixth-best cornerback in the National Football League last season.
Robinson would fit well as a slot defender on the Patriots defense, who just lost Malcolm Butler to the Tennessee Titans.