Colts Sign Patrick Robinson

THURSDAY, 7:49am: Rapoport provides more details on Robinson’s new deal with the Colts, tweeting that the three-year pact is worth $14MM, with $6MM in guarantees.

WEDNESDAY, 7:58pm: Robinson’s three-year deal is worth more than $12MM, Rapoport reports (on Twitter).

7:17pm: The Cowboys were set to pay Robinson $13.5MM on a three-year contract, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets. Dallas’ offer contained approximately $5.5MM in guaranteed money, according to Hill. Financial terms of Robinson’s Colts accord haven’t emerged.

7:12pm: Robinson released a statement (via Rand Getlin of, on Twitter) stating he never agreed to a deal with another team and didn’t authorize Conner to agree to another franchise’s terms.

6:54pm: Patrick Robinson‘s complex free agency journey will end with the cornerback signing with the Colts, Mike Chappell of tweets.

It’s a three-year deal for Robinson, Ian Rapoport of tweets.

Paying a visit to both Dallas and Indianapolis, Robinson ultimately opted for the Colts, where he’ll likely join Vontae Davis as a starting cornerback.

Robinson was one of the best corners remaining on the market. The 28-year-old cornerback re-stabilized his career during his one-year stint with the Chargers, starting in 10 games after his career lost some steam with the Saints. When lined up in the slot, Robinson held quarterbacks to the third-worst rating (67.7), per Nathan Jahnke of PFF (on Twitter).

The former first-round pick of the Saints’ finished as Pro Football Focus’ No. 30-ranked corner last season. He and Davis should be an upgrade from the Davis-Greg Toler tandem the Colts deployed for the majority of the past three seasons. Toler, who signed a three-year deal with the Colts in 2013, remains an unrestricted free agent.

The 5-foot-11 Robinson has 10 career interceptions in 43 starts to his credit after joining the then-Super Bowl champion Saints as the No. 32 overall pick in 2010 out of Florida State.

Robinson was reportedly near a deal with the Cowboys before switching agents, with Ron Butler taking over for Kevin Conner. Butler appears to have brokered a Colts accord. The Giants were also interested in Robinson but couldn’t add to the corner’s two-visit week in time to further complicate Robinson’s second free agency venture in two years.

The Cowboys have now visited with three cornerbacks — Robinson, Nolan Carroll and Leon Hall — with the former duo agreeing to sign elsewhere. Hall remains unsigned.

As Chappell points out (via Twitter), Robinson’s interest in coming to the Midwest may have been aided by the Colts hiring Greg Williams, who coached Robinson with the Chargers last season. Robinson spent seven years with the Chargers, many of those years coming under DC John Pagano, before agreeing to join Chuck Pagano‘s staff in January.

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10 comments on “Colts Sign Patrick Robinson

  1. If it is a penny less, dumb move, Cowboys will be in the playoffs, colts could be on the outside looking in.

    • ryan1017

      Do you honestly believe the colts won’t make the playoffs with Andrew luck as their QB?

      • Yea, needs to stay on the field and throw to colts players for that to happen… Houston has a decent QB now as well… wont be as easy.

    • You’re kidding, right? Playoffs?!

    • Mstowle

      Cowboy fans are like Yankee fans–delusional about their teams prospects and utterly convinced that their rosters are littered with. superstars.

      • You obviously don’t watch baseball because the Yankees do have good prospects and superstars all over the field nice try though

  2. Rgsjr7

    Glad he landed elsewhere. Not worth 4.5 mil/yr to this team

  3. _ ERIC

    Wasn’t all in with signing him anyway. Probably would’ve been a backup which was too much money offered to him. Hargreaves or Ramsey at no. 4.

    • Its Ramsey or Bosa I doubt Hargreaves is in the convo before even Mack and Buckner.

  4. cbwalradth

    Z-A…. Are you insinuating that Romo has a better chance of staying on the field and is better at throwing his team the ball than Andrew Luck?!

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