Add another NFL team to the Patrick Robinson sweepstakes.
The New York Giants are now one of the several teams reportedly interested in free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson, according to a report from NJ.com.
Last week, it was reported that the Eagles are talking to Robinson about a contract extension that would keep the 30-year-old slot cornerback in Philadelphia.
A separate reported noted that the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders are interested in Robinson if he makes it to free agency.
One might think the Eagles wouldn’t make a big effort to keep Robinson around given his age and the fact that Philadelphia already has a lot of talented youth at corner. Apparently that’s not the case, though.
Correct. In many conversations I had around Indianapolis last week, indication I got was that Robinson is a priority for them. #Eagles https://t.co/dnuQtkODlR— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoPHL) March 5, 2018
In addition to this notion that he is a “priority,” I found it interesting that Robinson’s name was absent in the list of players that Peter King said the Eagles expect to lose this offseason.
It’d be great for the Eagles if they can keep Robinson around at a reasonable rate. He’s their best slot corner option and he showed the versatility to play well on the outside in 2017.
The problem with hoping to keep Robinson around at an affordable cost is that becomes harder to do when there are more teams interested in signing him. It seems like he’d have a decent market if he test free agency.
Based on recent reports, I’d say there’s a greater chance of P-Rob returning to Philadelphia than previously thought. It’s still not a lock, though, until we see official word.
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