According to an official announcement from the team, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback, Patrick Robinson.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2017
The move was first reported by Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.
Robinson has most recently spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in just seven games last season, recording 26 tackles. The 32nd pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, Robinson played five seasons for the Saints, who decided to move on from him before in 2015, where he spent the year with the San Diego Chargers. Robinson assumed slot responsibilities and seemed to find new life, but after limited action as a Colt due to injury, the front office, who were also moving in a different direction, decided to part ways.
The Eagles have plucked him from the remaining free agency crop, on a deal worth $1M, per Ian Rapoport.
The #Eagles deal for CB Patrick Robinson is 1 year for $1M guaranteed, source said. Prove-it deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2017
What’s that? Another prove-it deal?! All of the Eagles free agency signings thus far have carried the same weight. Giving veterans, those seeking a large payday, or simply players who have failed to live up to strong expectations, a chance to rejuvenate their careers at an extremely low cost.
The versatility of Robinson makes the 29-year old an interesting option for the Eagles, who are certainly in dire need of depth at the cornerback position, with Jalen Mills the lone returnee from 2016. Whether or not he will shine and show the same consistency as he did during his second season in 2011, is another question entirely. But for a team strapped for cap space, it’s hard to really criticize this move.
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