Patrick Robinson To Sign 4-Year Deal With Saints

Feb 4 2018 Minneapolis MN USA Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit Kirt Dozier-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson was more than steady; he also brought big-play ability to the defense. 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.

Ian Rapoport says Patrick Robinson is signing with the New Orleans Saints. 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.

The transaction came by surprise, considering that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were working towards a new contract for the veteran defensive back. A year ago saw Robinson record 45 combined tackles, one sack, 18 defended passes and four interceptions.

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The Saints' defense experienced a quick turnaround last season. His departure will leave a void, but Philly remains formidable with its vaunted front seven. After signing as a Band-Aid three weeks after the start of free agency began last offseason, Robinson had a career year as the Eagles' slot corner.

With that, Robinson reunites with the franchise that drafted him in the first round out of Florida State back in 2010.

All of those players are under contract and younger than 25.

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