The Saints could ensure themselves the right to match an offer for running back Khiry Robinson this offseason by tendering him as a restricted free agent, but it appears they’re happy to let him move on without that chance.
According to multiple reports, the Saints won’t tender Robinson and he will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year opens next week. Robinson tweeted and then deleted a farewell message to New Orleans on Friday, perhaps because there’s always a chance that the two sides could circle back together if they don’t find what they want elsewhere.
Robinson broke his leg last season, limiting him to eight games, 56 carries and 17 catches in his third season with the Saints. He has 186 carries for 766 yards and eight touchdowns for his career.
The Saints have Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller on the roster and have talked about using Spiller more often in his second season with the team.