The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a new cornerback after reportedly trading Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins. One of their options might include Chargers free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson. According to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Eagles are one of a few NFL teams to show preliminary interest in him.
The 28-year-old Robinson measures in at 5-11, 191 pounds. He was originally drafted by the Saints with the last pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons in New Orleans before signing with San Diego in free agency last year. In 74 career games played and 43 started, Robinson has 193 tackles, 10 interceptions, 54 passes defensed, and one defensive touchdown. For what it's worth, Robinson ranked 30th out of 111 cornerbacks graded by Pro Football Focus.
It seems like Robinson fits the kind of free agent profile the Eagles would be interested in. He has starting experience but he's not going to break the bank. He's the type of solid but unspectacular guy they can afford to add. Robinson would presumably be starting across from Eric Rowe if he signs in Philadelphia.
It's worth noting the Eagles are also still reportedly in negotiations with Nolan Carroll. If the Eagles can't keep him or want to move on, the team could look to add a player such as Robinson.