Saints bringing back cornerback Patrick Robinson on 4-year deal

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 returns after a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he earned a Super Bowl ring with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl VII in February.

According to ESPN, Robinson, 30, signed a four-year deal worth $20 million with $10 million guaranteed.

Between Worley, Mills, Douglas, Ronald Darby and potential game changer Sidney Jones, the Eagles are going to have a serious battle for their three starting corner spots going into 2018, and retaining Robinson long-term would have been incredibly shortsighted, even after he played incredibly well in 2017. Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore made an instant impact and Ken Crawley emerged as a solid starter.

According to PFF, Robinson was the sixth-best cornerback in the National Football League last season.

Originally a first-round pick by the Saints in the 2010 NFL Draft, Robinson bounced around between the Colts and Chargers over the last few years. His presence, along with fellow former Saint Malcolm Jenkins, was critical for an elite Eagles defense that dominated throughout their title-clinching campaign.

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

The Saints and free agent CB Patrick Robinson are reuniting. Now with 97 career games and playing his personal-best football, he should be a more-reliable asset to a team that is in serious contention for its second championship.

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