Patrick Robinson DB SD 10 Days1 Comment
The Chargers have signed Robinson to a one-year deal, ESPN.com reports.
Robinson, who recorded 39 tackles and two picks with the Saints last season, adds depth to the Chargers' secondary (along with fellow newcomer Jimmy Wilson) following the free agent departures of Shareece Wright and Marcus Gilchrist.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 6 Months
Robinson made two tackles (both solo) in Sunday's win against the Vikings, but he played only one defensive snap, according to theNew Orleans Times-Picayune, as he contributed primarily on defense following his demotion form the starting lineup.
With Corey White taking over the starting cornerback spot opposite Keenan Lewis, Robinson was relegated to special teams' duties, with the Saints preferring to deploy three safeties in their nickel packages rather than letting Robinson take the field in coverage. With the team's defensive success - though taken with a grain of salt against a Vikings' attack led mainly by rookie Teddy Bridgewater in his first career action - Robinson's days as a starting cornerback an IDP-relevant player are likely over in New Orleans, absent injury.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 7 Months
Despite recording six tackles (five solo) and a pass defended, Robinson was mercifully benched in Sunday's loss to the Browns.
Robinson's struggles in coverage have been well documented, and the Browns threw at him early and often in Sunday's contest, resulting in the healthy IDP statistics despite the benching. Robinson's IDP value is directly tied to his starting spot, and while the Saints are extremely thin at cornerback, Corey White was given the first crack at filling Robinson's shoes. So long as White remains the starter, Robinson's fantasy value takes a huge hit, but if he is able to reclaim the starting gig, Robinson should continue to be an IDP option due to the high volume of passes thrown his way.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 7 Months
Robinson struggled in coverage in Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune, which could put his assumed starting spot in jeopardy. Robinson finished the game with four tackles (three solo).
Robinson was repeatedly picked on by Ravens' backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, despite Robinson being matched up against Baltimore's reserve wide receivers much of the night. If Robinson does lose his grip on the starting spot, he likely disappears from the IDP radar. If, however, Robinson maintains his starting gig, his struggles are likely a blessing in disguise for fantasy owners, as teams will likely continue to throw Robinson's way, giving him a chance to rack of IDP-relevant stats.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 8 Months
According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Robinson (leg) is the leader for the Saints' starting cornerback position opposite Keenan Lewis.
With Champ Bailey sitting out the Saints preseason opener, said Holder about the starting spot, "[t]here's no question at this point that it's Patrick Robinson's job to lose." Though Robinson missed all of 2013 with a knee injury, he had a breakout fantasy year in 2012, compiling 63 tackles, 18 pass defenses and three interceptions for the Saints as a starter. Robinson's pre-injury production, however, was likely the result of opposing quarterbacks continuously targeted him in coverage, providing him ample opportunity to post career-highs in both tackles and passes defended. If Robinson does indeed win the starting job this year, it's not unreasonable to expect big numbers again, as teams will most likely target the shaky corner rather than attack the well-regarded Lewis.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 10 Months
Saints CB Patrick Robinson (knee) has been a full participant in OTAs.
Robinson tore his patellar tendon last Week 2, but is ready to roll for 2014. Robinson has been taking first-team reps ahead of Corey White, Champ Bailey and Stanley Jean-Baptiste in OTAs, but there's still no guarantee he'll even remain on the roster come Week 1.
Patrick Robinson DB SD 11 Months
The New Orleans Times-Picayune believes Saints CB Patrick Robinson's roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Robinson, the No. 32 overall pick in the 2010 draft, counts $2.8 million against the cap at the moment and is trying to come back from a torn patellar tendon. Team that with poor play and the Saints' signing of Champ Bailey and drafting of Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Robinson may not be long for New Orleans.
Patrick Robinson DB SD Nov 04 '79
Patrick Robinson will have his 2014 base salary bumped from $872,500 to $1.2825 million after activating playing-time triggers in his rookie contract.
Robinson is also due a $75,000 workout bonus. Robinson began 2013 as a backup before tearing his patellar tendon in Week 2. The pay raise puts Robinson's already tenuous roster position with the cap-strapped Saints in further doubt. The former first-round pick is looking more and more like a bust.
Patrick Robinson DB SD Jun 29 '79
Saints placed CB Patrick Robinson on injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon, ending his season.
Robinson suffered the non-contact injury in Sunday's win over the Bucs and had to be carted off the field. The former first-round pick was the Saints' No. 3 corner behind starters Keenan Lewis and Jabari Greer. He'll be entering the final year of his contract next season. Corey White and Chris Carr round out the depth chart. The Saints have lost four key defenders for the season.
Patrick Robinson DB SD Jun 27 '79
Saints CB Patrick Robinson left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Bucs with an apparent knee injury.
Robinson was engaged in simple bump-and-run coverage with Mike Williams when his leg gave out. It was essentially a non-contact injury. Robinson had to be carted off the field.