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Report: Saints, Patrick Robinson have had contract talks

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Free agency officially kicks off at 4:00PM EST on March 10, 2015. For the New Orleans Saints, they approach this year’s offseason much like the last one, trying to figure out where to attack to make the most impact.

As per Nick Underhill of The Advocate, the Saints have reached out to free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson on a potential agreement.

Despite anyone’s personal feelings towards Robinson, he graded out with +0.1 rating from Pro Football Focus. He appeared in 582 of an estimated 1,021 possible snaps on defense, finishing with 39 total tackles, 2 interceptions, and 11 pass deflections in 14 games. In the five seasons he’s been with the Saints, he has tallied a total of 9 interceptions.

Robinson struggled tremendously early in the season. After being victimized by Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Miles Austin in Week 2, he’d be demoted to only nickel cornerback duties. Robinson ‘found his groove’ so to speak later in the year, having strong games against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13 and the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

As a former first round, 32nd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Robinson’s play hasn’t exactly lived up to the expectations of many. However, the move would be to preserve some cornerback depth, and perhaps finally place Robinson in full-time duties as a slot cover corner.

Underhill further pointed out that opposing quarterbacks had a 57.5 QB Rating against Robinson when he covered the slot.

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