Saints sign free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson


Though Patrick Robinson will always be remembered fondly by Philadelphia Eagles fans for his pick-six against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2018 NFC Championship game, and his lockdown play in the Super Bowl, he simply didn't have a spot on the team going into 2018.

A former first-round pick of the Saints is coming back home to New Orleans after three years spent on the road proving his National Football League worth. The fall-through of the negotiations allowed Robinson's former franchise to obtain the starting corner.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Robinson's deal with New Orleans is worth $20 million, half of which is guaranteed.

Robinson returns to the same team where he spent the first five years of his career.

Patrick Robinson went from training camp question mark to playoff hero for the Eagles last season, and he did it all on a one-year deal for $1 million.

Apparently re-signing Robinson wasn't as important as many were led to believe. Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore made an instant impact and Ken Crawley emerged as a solid starter.

The Saints' defense experienced a quick turnaround last season.

Robinson's first Saints tenure didn't work out as hoped, but he's coming back as a reliable veteran with Super Bowl experience.

Robinson would fit well as a slot defender on the Patriots defense, who just lost Malcolm Butler to the Tennessee Titans.