Patrick Robinson returns to Saints with 4-year deal


After joining the then-San Diego Chargers in 2015 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2016, Robinson the past season with the Philadelphia Eagles, including being a member of the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning team. The deal is worth $20 million, including $10 million in guaranteed money.

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

The transaction came by surprise, considering that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were working towards a new contract for the veteran defensive back.

Apparently re-signing Robinson wasn't as important as many were led to believe.

Robinson will always be remembered for his momentum-shifting pick six in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The questions now is whether any of them can cover slot receivers as reliably as Robinson. The Eagles will face the Saints on the road this upcoming season.

Entering the free agency period, the Eagles made it clear that cornerback Patrick Robinson was a player they wanted to bring back.

Cornerback Patrick Robinson is returning to where his career began.

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