Eagles CB Patrick Robinson set to sign with the Saints


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This takes Robinson back to his Saints roots and will team him up with reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore at cornerback in New Orleans.

The deal is worth $20 million with $10 million guaranteed, including a $5 million signing bonus, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

The Eagles made a push to retain him but couldn't close the deal, a source said.

They engaged in talks with Robinson as early as last week about coming back, but the veteran did not seem affordable for the Eagles considering the type of interest he was drawing in the free agency market. He was projected to start on the outside, but he struggled during training camp, heightening concerns that the Eagles were too shaky at corner to seriously contend.

Robinson was moved inside after the trade for Ronald Darby.

Cornerback Patrick Robinson played a vital role for the Philadelphia Eagles' defense during a run to the Super Bowl, but he'll suit up for a different team in 2018, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. He finished out the year with 38 tackles, and tied his career-high of picks with four interceptions. He then spent one year with the Chargers and then the next season with the Indianapolis Colts. He held down the nickel corner spot for them in 2017. The Eagles will face the Saints on the road this upcoming season. Robinson pulled in nine interceptions with the Black and Gold.

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