March 23, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Colts beat out Cowboys for Patrick Robinson
The Indianapolis Colts reached a three-year contract with veteran cornerback Patrick Robinson one day after he visited the Dallas Cowboys and was close to reaching a deal with the NFC East club. "We've been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we're glad it finally came together," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. "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, was last with the San Diego Chargers. He has played in 74 career NFL games 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 with 10 starts and registered 49 tackles, 42 solo, two 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 Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.