The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson.
“We’ve been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we’re glad it finally came together,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We have some strong ties on our coaching staff with him so that familiarity is always a plus. He is a versatile, experienced and steady corner that gives us immediate help opposite Vontae. He was a fit on a number of levels in regards to overall skill, but also adds some strong intangibles. We’re happy with this addition to our team.”
Robinson, 5-11, 191 pounds, most recently spent time with the San Diego Chargers. He has played in 74 career NFL games (43 starts) and totaled 234 tackles (191 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 54 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), two forced fumbles, 10 special teams tackles and two blocked kicks. Robinson has seen action in three postseason contests (two starts) and compiled nine tackles (six solo), two passes defensed and two special teams tackles. He spent the first five seasons (2010-2014) of his career with the New Orleans Saints after being selected by the team in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State.
In 2015, Robinson played in all 16 games (10 starts) and registered 49 tackles (42 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, eight passes defensed and one interception for the Chargers. He appeared in 14 games (six starts) for the Saints in 2014 and tallied 40 tackles (31 solo), 11 passes defensed, two interceptions and four special teams tackles. Robinson was named the recipient of the Saints’ 2014 Ed Block Courage Award for his comeback from a season-ending injury that he sustained during the previous season. He played in the first two games of the 2013 season before suffering an injury in Week 2 and missing the rest of the year. In 2012, Robinson started all 16 games for the first time in his career and collected a career-high 64 tackles (54 solo) and added 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, 18 passes defensed (career-high) and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). In Week 9 vs. Philadelphia, Robinson tied a franchise-record with a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown. In 2011, he saw action in 15 games (seven starts) and totaled 54 tackles (42 solo), 15 passes defensed, two special teams tackles, two blocked kicks and a career-high four interceptions. Robinson appeared in two playoff contests (one start) and tallied eight tackles (five solo), one pass defensed and two special teams tackles. He played in 11 games (four starts) as a rookie in 2010 and collected 25 tackles (20 solo), two passes defensed and four special teams tackles. Robinson started his postseason debut and recorded one solo tackle and one pass defensed.
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