Philadelphia Eagles: Ex-slot corner Patrick Robinson placed on IR by Saints

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After jumping ship back to New Orleans earlier this year, ex-Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Patrick Robinson has been placed on IR with an ankle injury.

As on-field injuries keep piling up around the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles need to knock on some serious wood.

With over a dozen players headed to IR following one of the most catastrophic injury weekends in recent memory, scores of teams will be looking for extra help to pad out their rosters over the next few weeks.

One of those teams is the New Orleans Saints, who just placed slot cornerback Patrick Robinson on injured reserve.

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Though it’s been a minute, Robinson was a key fixture of Jim Schwartz‘s Super Bowl-winning defense, transforming himself from a fringe player on a one-year deal, into one of the league’s premier interior cornerbacks.

And he got paid as a result.

While it looked like the Eagles initially had some interest in locking P Rob into a long-term deal, Howie Roseman and company ultimately decided to spend their limited cap space on their linebacking corp, locking in Nigel Bradham to a brand new five-year, $40 million deal to pair with Jordan Hicks for the foreseeable future.

Free to sign wherever he’d like, Robinson decided to return to where it all began and signed a new four-year, $20 million deal with New Orleans Saints, the team that initially drafted him with a first-round pick out of Florida State back in 2010.

Primed to fill his familiar role as a slot corner, Robinson’s reunion was shortlived, at least for the 2018 season, as he suffered an ankle injury in the team’s eventual Week 3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

A crushing blow for all parties involved.

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Though Robinson could consiverbly return later this season, as teams can bring back to players from IR each year, he will certainly be missed going down the stretch by the Saints’ defense, especially with bouts against the Vikings, Rams, Bengals, and yes, your hometown Philadelphia Eagles looming large over the horizon.