Saints add to depth in the secondary with signing of Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. Source

Patrick Robinson is a former first-round pick of the Saints. Source

Robinson signed a one-year contract worth $775,000 with the Eagles in 2017.

Robinson had one of his best seasons yet in 2017, recording four interceptions and 18 passes defended.

In New Orleans, Robinson can still compete for a title with a team that has a legitimate shot to contend. In 2015, they let Robinson go in free agency, following several years of uneven production. He played all 16 games and recorded a career-high-tying four interceptions to help the Eagles win the Super Bowl.

Drafted 32nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State, Robinson was the first draft selection by the Saints following their first Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Robinson will always be remembered for his momentum-shifting pick six in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings. Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore made an instant impact and Ken Crawley emerged as a solid starter.

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

The Saints' defense experienced a quick turnaround last season.

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

The Eagles' soon-to-be-free-agent cornerback is drawing interest from the Patriots, according to a report by Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.

The questions now is whether any of them can cover slot receivers as reliably as Robinson.

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