Linebacker Craig Robertson visiting Saints, per report

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Nov 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson (53) intercepts a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson (53) intercepts a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /
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Free agent linebacker Craig Robertson is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, according to a report.

Surprise, Saints fans.  After a quiet start to free agency, with the exception of the Coby Fleener acquisition, we have some activity.  Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson is making a trip to New Orleans, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

I’m regards to signing some much-needed defensive players in free agency, the Saints’ silence has been quite a head-scratcher.  With limited cap room and no extension for quarterback Drew Brees yet, the team may be doing some shopping out of the ‘bargain bin.’  They have no other choice now with most of the bigger names gone.

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After spending his rookie season on the Browns’ practice squad (undrafted in 2011), Craig Robertson was signed by Cleveland to a futures deal, eventually leading to a spot on the 53-man roster in time for the start of the 2012 season.

The Saints already said they were hoping to sign a veteran inside linebacker this offseason — Craig Robertson fits that agenda.  In four seasons with the Browns, he tallied 336 combined tackles, four sacks, 15 passes defended, six interceptions, and two forced fumbled.

Going from nothing to something, Craig Robertson has been a major contributor for Cleveland’s defense.  He’d be a good, affordable buy for the Saints, whether it’s for depth purposes or a starting role.  New Orleans is finally making a little bit of noise (is that’s what you want to call it) in the defensive free agent market.

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