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The Chargers continued to add depth in the secondary with the signing of Patrick Robinson, a free agent cornerback of the New Orleans Saints.

Robinson, 5’11, and 191 pounds, has experience covering not only the outside receiver, but also whoever is in the slot position. The breakdown on his contract is a one-year, $3,000,000 maximum with $1.25 million guaranteed in addition to a $1 million playtime incentive and $1 million signing bonus. The 28-year-old is a product of Florida State and was a first round pick (32nd overall) for New Orleans in 2010.

The veteran corner has 180 tackles and nine interceptions over a five-year stretch with the Saints. An injury to his patella in 2013 caused him to miss the majority of that season. In his return for the 2014 campaign, he made 39 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions, and 11 passes defensed.

With the experience that Robinson has, look for him to possibly come in behind Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett, the two starting corners for San Diego. He may also be plugged into the nickel defense, or moved outside in those packages where Flowers or Verrett slide to the inside.

Another good value pick up by Tom Telesco.

 

Cheryl White

2 Responses to Chargers welcome Patrick Robinson

  • OPBolt says:

    I agree. Looks like we traded some speed and tackling with Wright for better (hopefully) coverage and interception potential with Robinson. Avoided the long term contract risk of the Cox fiasco for a show-me one year deal, a`la Flowers. Provides depth and probable ST player.

  • Cheryl White
    Cheryl White says:

    Thank you, OPBolt! Hoping with the addition of Robinson that the secondary is a bit more tough this year.

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