The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to re-sign impending free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson today, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The Eagles are working to retain CB Patrick Robinson, sources say, and the expectation is they do it before the tampering window starts. After signing a 1-year deal in 2017, Robinson emerged as one of Philly’s stars. Now he should be back.
The tampering window starts today, Monday, March 12 at 12:00 noon so the Eagles have less than five hours from the publish time of this post before Robinson’s agent can start talking with other teams.
Recent reports have indicated the Eagles are working on a contract extension with the 30-year-old Robinson. That’s a little surprising given the fact Philadelphia is tight on cap space and one would think this is Robinson’s best chance to maximize his value by testing the market.
Perhaps Robinson is content with staying in Philly and is willing to take a discount, however. The former first-round pick easily had the best season of his career in 2017. Robinson was a fantastic slot corner for the Eagles. He even played well on the outside when called upon.
Keeping Robinson is ideal for the Eagles since they don’t have an obvious internal candidate to replace him in Philadelphia’s nickel defense.
Robinson’s potential return does nothing to clear up the logjam the Eagles have at cornerback. Perhaps there’s really something to ESPN’s report from last week that the Eagles plan to move one of their defensive backs. If that’s the case, Ronald Darby is the name to watch.
The Eagles re-signing Robinson likely means the likes of Nigel Bradham, Trey Burton, and Beau Allen aren’t coming back to Philadelphia in 2018. Peter King reported as much last week.
Stay tuned for official confirmation on Robinson’s new deal, if/when that happens later today.