New Orleans Saints: 10 players that could be gone in 2016

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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) is carted off the field following a leg injury against the New York Giants during the second quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Khiry Robinson

Khiry Robinson is scheduled to become a restricted free agent for the New Orleans Saints in 2016. Of the five scheduled RFAs (Tim Lelito, Senio Kelemete, Josh Hill, and Phillip Hunt being the others), Robinson certainly tops the list of many to be a player the Saints should bring back. Unfortunately, Robinson’s season was cut short due to a fractured tibia against the New York Giants, and Robinson had successful surgery that night to repair the damage.

The long-term effects of Robinson’s procedure is what to watch out for. Restricted free agent running backs have a track record of moving on under Sean Payton (Travaris Cadet, Chris Ivory), and I don’t have to sit here and tell you how successful Ivory has been with the New York Jets this season. Robinson offers a very good change of pace, but with Mark Ingram handling the bulk of the work, the Saints could opt to let Robinson test free agency and find their next hit through the draft.

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