Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

CB Patrick Robinson to sign four-year deal with Saints

CB Patrick Robinson to sign four-year deal with Saints

According to a report by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Robinson is going to sign a four-year contract to go back to New Orleans. But Robinson would certainly represent an upgrade over Johnson Bademosi at cornerback and give them a reliable underneath corner. The deal is reportedly worth $40 million over five years. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler suggested the Eagles didn't want to give Robinson the guaranteed money he desired, and the soft-spoken defensive back will return to the Saints, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2010.

Robinson, 30, was initially a first-round pick by the Saints in 2010 and played his first five seasons in the National Football League in New Orleans. He spent just one year each with the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts, before joining the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017.

He had four interceptions, 47 tackles, and a sack in 16 games this past season.

The Eagles attempted to re-sign Robinson, but ultimately didn't have the cap space for what he sought. Robinson's biggest play of the year came in the NFC Championship game, where he got a 50-yard pick-six that ignited the Eagles' rout over the Minnesota Vikings. The 30-year-old mostly covered the slot in Philadelphia. His presence, along with fellow former Saint Malcolm Jenkins, was critical for an elite Eagles defense that dominated throughout their title-clinching campaign.

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