Patrick Robinson at the scouting combine (Source: YardBarker.com)

New Orleans Saints: Patrick Robinson Unlikely To Sign By Training Camp.


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As expected the Saints front office has signed most of it’s 2010 draft class over the last few weeks in an effort to get all under contract and in training camp on time July 29th.

Most recently second round pick Charles Brown signed a four year deal for an undisclosed amount after seventh round pick Sean Canfield, fifth round pick Matt Tennant and fourth roud pick Al Woods all agreed to four year deals of their own.

The Saints first round selection Patrick Robinson and their third Jimmy Graham have still yet to come to terms on the eve of training camp, Graham however is rumored to be close to a deal.

The former Seminole Patrick Robinson was taken with the last pick in the first round to help bolster depth in the Saints already deep secondary.

His selection enabled the Saints to move corner Malcolm Jenkins to safety where he will eventually replace current starter Darren Sharper in the lineup.

At this point with training camp looming it appears that Robinson will not be under contract any time soon.

Robinson’s agent Kevin Conner has said that contract talks with the Saints are in the preliminary stages, indicating of course he will not be present when training camps starts.

To date only two first round picks have signed, Dez Bryant with the Cowboys and Devin McCourty with the Patriots.

In Robinson’s case neither the pick before him or after him have signed with their respective teams which can impeded contract talks with the Saints even further as most players hold out in an effort to guarantee they don’t get more or less than the players above and below their draft selection.

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