Chargers reach a deal with former Saints corner Patrick Robinson

AP

The Chargers continue to look for depth on defense.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Chargers have agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million plus incentives with former Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson.

Robinson, a former first-round pick, had an up-and-down run with the Saints, but has flashed potential that would indicate his draft status.

He’ll be able to slot in behind Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett in San Diego, probably playing outside on third downs when Flowers slides inside.

Robinson was scheduled to visit the Steelers, but the Chargers apparently kept that from happening.

30 responses to “Chargers reach a deal with former Saints corner Patrick Robinson

  1. San Diego trying to build a secondary to defend against the awesome passing attack of Kansas City and their highly productive Smith to wide receivers tandem.

  2. Addition by subtraction… The Saints will be better with this subtraction from their defense..

  3. Good luck with him, he’ll make a play occasionally then give up ten more big plays, glad he’s gone!

  4. Yup, another day and another opportunity missed in Pittsburgh. Looks like more of the worst defensive secondary in the league is on tap for ’15-’16. Hope Ben can ring up 42 or so a game.

  5. Don’t know how many Chargers fans have seen him play but if you want to see the type of player your getting just go ahead and watch the game tape from his last game against the Cowboys and just watch Dez abuse him for the whole game. When an opposing WR scores next year pay attention because 95% of the time it will be P-Rob in coverage. Good luck with him!

  6. Decent nickel and that’s it. Sadly enough, that still makes him one of the better corners from his draft class. Haden and Verner are great, then it’s a bunch of bums.

  7. Good luck with the Patrick Robinson signing. In the Sean Payton era, he and Mickey Loomis have not done a good job with our first round defensive picks. Cedric Ellis, Malcolm Jenkins, and Robinson NEVER lived up to being high draft picks. Before last season, it LOOKED like we may have done good with the pick of Cam Jordan. The jury is still out but I hope we did get it right and last season was an off year year for Jordan.

  8. They had to get somebody to fill the roster spot after losing Wright and Gilchrist. Of course the Chargers will spin it as “Hey- we get free agents too!” but in reality they are merely cheaping out again.

    To counter the criticism of inactivity, they are listing Flowers, Dunlap, backup end Matthews, and backup center Robinson as “free agent additions”.

    And of course letting it slip that they “just missed by this much” on other guys.

  9. National Fanatic says:Mar 19, 2015 11:16 AM

    …championship!

    From a Saints fan, you are hilarious. Glad he’s gone. Too inconsistent and a bust from where he was picked at. See ya P-Rob!!

  10. As mentioned above, it was widely reported that he visited the Steelers last weekend and they decided to pass.

  11. Since I do not know the player I can not comment either way, so I ‘ll just hold my opinions until some time during the latter half of the season, that way I ‘ll have a chance to see (hopefully) him play a few games by then, and get a chance to get a better opinion.

  12. yamchargers says:
    Mar 19, 2015 1:17 PM

    See Saints fans dont seem to understand the Chargers dont expect him to be a #1 against Bryant. I bet he is okay as a #3.

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    I agree with this. I think the Saints fans are just expressing their opinion of him as a former #1 pick and how he does as a starter.

    I think at 2million he’s a decent signing.

  13. P-Rob is NOT a good player… He’s a serviceable nickel at best but more so because CB play in the NFL is lacking in general…

  14. ebdug says:
    Mar 19, 2015 2:40 PM
    P-Rob is a good player. He exposed the poor defensive scheming on the part of Payton.
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    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
    Sean Payton – defensive coordinator. Don’t comment for a while…like years.

    And yes, PRob is bad. Like really really bad. The only time he didn’t look bad was because the even worse Corey White was on the field. What? You think it’s a coincidence that when PRoblem was on the field the Saints passing defense when through the floor? Two seasons ago, when that defense looked good? PRoblem was on IR from week two.

    This isn’t hard math to do.

  15. drunkwino says: Mar 19, 2015 4:26 PM

    ebdug says:
    Mar 19, 2015 2:40 PM
    P-Rob is a good player. He exposed the poor defensive scheming on the part of Payton.
    ————— :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
    Sean Payton – defensive coordinator. Don’t comment for a while…like years.

    And yes, PRob is bad. Like really really bad. The only time he didn’t look bad was because the even worse Corey White was on the field. What? You think it’s a coincidence that when PRoblem was on the field the Saints passing defense when through the floor? Two seasons ago, when that defense looked good? PRoblem was on IR from week two.

    This isn’t hard math to do.

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    The only math you need to do is count to one, drunkwino, the man responsible for fielding the entire team.

    Even if you could magically convince someone it’s the DCs fault, how would you justify his being rehired.

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