Patrick Robinson (cornerback)

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Patrick Robinson
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Robinson with the Chargers in 2015
No. -- Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Gulliver Prep
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 255
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 59
Interceptions: 10
Forced fumbles: 3
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Patrick Robinson (born September 7, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Robinson has also played for the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Robinson attended South Miami High School before attending Gulliver Preparatory School. He was a two-sport star in football and track. He played both defensive back and wide receiver. As a senior, he had 11 interceptions on defense and ten touchdowns on offense. As a junior, he had 32 receptions for 491 yards and six touchdowns on offense and eight interceptions on defense.

Robinson was also a track star. He took third in the 200-meter dash at the FHSAA 2A Championships with a personal-best time of 21.05 seconds. He placed fourth at the state meet in the 100m with a time of 10.77. He ran a 21.70 in the prelims of the 200m before taking third at the regional meet. He also won the district title in the 100m (11.00) and 200m (22.30). His best time in the 100-meter dash was 10.65 seconds in the prelims at the regional meet.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Robinson was listed as the No. 16 cornerback prospect in the nation.[1] He chose Florida State over Florida and Minnesota.

College career[edit]

Robinson attended Florida State University from 2006 to 2009. As a freshman in 2006, he played in 12 of 13 games and recording 11 tackles. He also blocked a PAT attempt that was returned for a touchdown by Tony Carter, making it first time in school history blocked PAT had been returned for a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2007 he started five of 12 games, recording 27 tackles and a team leading six interceptions. During the season he set the school record for consecutive games with an interception with five. As a junior in 2008 he started eight of 13 games, recording 26 tackles and one interception. As a senior in 2009 he recorded 46 tackles.

He also ran track at Florida State in 2007. He scored points at the ACC meet by running a seventh place 22.16 in the finals of the 200m. He posted a collegiate-best of 22.06 seconds during the prelims. He notched a career-best time of 6.83 seconds to take 10th during the prelims of the 60-meter dash at the ACC Championships.[2]

Professional career[edit]


Coming out of Florida State, Robinson was thought of as one of the top ten cornerbacks in the draft. He was invited to the NFL Combine and completed nearly every workout and drill, but chose not to run the shuttle. After his combine performance, analysts and scouts projected him to be a first or second round pick. ranked him the sixth best cornerback in the draft.[3] He participated at Florida State's Pro Day and ran the shuttle, 3-cone drill, and chose to attempt to beat his combine numbers in the 40, 20, and 10-yard dash.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11⅛ in 190 lb 30½ in 8¼ in 4.46 s 1.50 s 2.53 s 4.14 s 6.78 s 39 in 10 ft 2 in 15 reps
All values from NFL combine (no shuttles, choice)[4][5]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Robinson was drafted 32nd overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFL Draft.[6] He was the fifth cornerback taken in the first round that year. On July 29, 2010, the New Orleans Saints signed Robinson to a five-year, $9.40 million contract.[7]


He entered training camp competing with Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, and Randall Gay for a starting cornerback position. He was listed as the third cornerback on the Saints' depth chart behind Greer and Porter to begin the regular season.[8]

Robinson made his professional regular season debut in the season opener, a 14-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. On September 26, 2010, he made his first career tackle and finished a 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a total of five combined tackles and a pass deflection. On October 10, 2010, Robinson earned his first career start in place of Tracy Porter, who suffered a knee injury the week prior.[9] He finished the 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with eight solo tackles and a pass deflection. He started the next four games and suffered an ankle injury on the first play of a Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[10] Robinson returned for Week 12 and made three solo tackles in a 30-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The next week, he suffered a knee injury against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the next two games.[11] He returned for the last two games and finished his rookie season with 28 combined tackles (26 solo) and two pass deflections in 11 games and four starts.[12]

On January 8, 2011, Robinson played in his first career playoff game, a 36-41 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. He recorded one solo tackle.


Robinson with the Saints in 2012

He began 2012 as the New Orleans Saints' third-string cornerback behind Greer and Porter. Robinson played the season opener against the Green Bay Packers and made five solo tackles in a 42-34 loss. On October 2, 2011, he recorded one solo tackle, deflected two passes, and intercepted Blaine Gabbert for his first career pick in a 23-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] The next week, Robinson assisted on a tackle, deflected a pass, and intercepted Cam Newton in a 30-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers.[14] During a Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants, he racked up a season-high seven combined tackles as the Saints routed the Giants 49-24. On January 1, 2012, Robinson made four combined tackles and intercepted Can Newton in a 45-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. He finished his second season with the Saints with a total of 47 combined tackles (38 solo), 15 pass deflections, and a career-high four interceptions in 15 games and seven starts.[12]

After finishing the season first in the NFC South with a 13-3 record, the New Orleans Saints received a playoff berth. On January 7, 2012, Robinson started his second career playoff game and made a solo tackle and a pass deflection in a 45-28 victory over the Detroit Lions. He then recorded four solo tackles in a 32-36 loss against San Francisco 49ers.


Robinson entered the regular season as the New Orleans Saints starting cornerback, opposite Jabari Greer, after Tracy Porter left via free agency.[15]

He started the New Orleans Saints' season opener against the Washington Redskins and made three solo tackles and a pass deflection in a 40-32 loss. On September 23, 2012, he recorded a season-high eight combined tackles and three pass deflections in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The next game, Robinson made two solo tackles, three pass deflections, and intercepted Aaron Rodgers in a 28-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers. On November 5, 2012, Robinson intercepted a pass from Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown, tying a Saints franchise record set by former Saints safety Darren Sharper. During a Week 16 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Robinson racked up a season-high seven solo tackles and an assisted tackle in a 34-31 loss.[12]

He finished the season with a career-high 64 combined tackles (53 solo), a career-high 18 pass deflections, three interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.


Robinson entered training camp competing with Keenan Lewis to keep his starting cornerback role. He was named the third-string cornerback to begin the season, behind Keenan Lewis and Jabari Greer.

In 2013, Robinson sustained a serious injury to his patella during the Saints' second game; on September 18, 2013, he was placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.[16] He finished the season with two combined tackles in two games.


Robinson entered training camp competing with Champ Bailey for the starting cornerback position.[17] He was named the starting cornerback alongside Keenan Lewis.

Robinson started the New Orleans Saints season opener against the Atlanta Falcons and recorded three solo tackles in the 37-34 loss. The next week, he had a season-high six combined tackles and a pass deflection in a 27-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns. He was benched after the first quarter and replaced with Corey White and Brian Dixon after he was called for three penalties and gave up a three-yard touchdown to Miles Austin. Corey White remained the starting cornerback the next week.[17] On October 5, 2014, Robinson made one tackle, two pass deflections, and intercepted Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon in a 37-31 victory. He finished the season with 39 combined tackles (32 solo), 11 pass deflections, and two interceptions in 14 games and six starts.[12]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On March 19, 2015, the San Diego Chargers signed Robinson to a one-year, $2 million contract with $1.25 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1 million.[7][18]


Robinson entered training camp competing with Jason Verrett, Brandon Flowers, and Steve Williams for the starting cornerback position. He was named the San Diego Chargers' third-string cornerback to begin the regular season.[19] Robinson made his debut with the Chargers in their season opener against the Detroit Lions and made three combined tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted Matt Stafford in a 33-28 victory. On September 27, 2015, he earned his first start of the season in place of Brandon Flowers and recorded five combined tackles and deflected a pass during a 31-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. During Week 13, Robinson made a season-high eight combined tackles and a pass deflection in a 17-3 loss to the Denver Broncos. The following week, he started against the Kansas City Chiefs and recorded two solo tackles in a 10-3 loss. He remained the starter for the rest of the season after Flowers was placed on injured reserve for a knee injury he suffered during the Denver Broncos game. He finished his only season in San Diego with 49 combined tackles (43 solo), eight pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and ten starts.[12]

Free Agency[edit]

After the expiry of his one-year contract with the Chargers, Robinson entered free agency. On March 14, 2016, Robinson met with the Pittsburgh Steelers but was not offered a contract.[20] The following week, he met with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers. Robinson's Agent, Kevin Conner, reportedly agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The next day, Robinson fired Conner and hired Ron Butler, commenting he never gave authorized Conner to agree to a contract.[21]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On March 23, 2016, the Indianapolis Colts signed Robinson to a three-year, $13.50 million contract with $6 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.50 million.[7][22]


During training camp, Robinson competed with Antonio Cromartie, Darius Butler, and Jalil Brown for the starting cornerback job. He was named the starting cornerback, alongside Vontae Davis, to begin the season.[23]

He started the Indianapolis Colts season opener against the Detroit Lions and made five combined tackles and a pass deflection in a 39-35 loss. Robinson left the game with a concussion and missed the next two games.[24] On October 5, 2016, Robinson made a season-high six combined tackles in a 29-23 win over the Chicago Bears. He missed the following game against the Houston Texans with a knee and hip injury. On December 13, 2016, the Indianapolis Colts placed him on injured-reserce for the rest of the year after a suffering a groin injury.[25] He finished the season with 26 combined tackles (19 solo) and five pass deflections in seven games and six starts.[12]

On March 10, 2017, Robinson was released by the Colts.[26]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 28, 2017, Robinson signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2010 NO 11 4 28 26 2 0.0 2 0
2011 NO 15 7 47 38 9 0.0 15 4 31 7.8 25 0 0
2012 NO 16 16 64 53 11 1.0 18 3 99 33.0 99T 1 1
2013 NO 2 0 2 1 1 0.0 0 0
2014 NO 14 6 39 32 7 0.0 11 2 2 1.0 2 0 0
2015 SD 16 10 49 43 6 0.0 8 1 27 27.0 27 0 1
2016 IND 7 6 26 19 7 0.0 5 1
Total 81 49 255 212 43 1.0 0 59 10 159 15.9 99 1 3


Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2010 NO 1 1 1 1 0 0.0 1 0
2011 NO 2 1 5 5 0 0.0 1 0
Total 3 2 6 6 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0


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  14. ^ "NFL Game Center: Week 5-2011: New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers". Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
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  16. ^ Katherine Terrell, "New Orleans Saints place cornerback Patrick Robinson on injured reserve", Times-Picayune, September 18, 2013.
  17. ^ a b Katherine Terrell (September 21, 2014). "New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson demoted in favor of Corey White". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  18. ^ Bolts Continue to Bolster Secondary; Sign Patrick Robinson
  19. ^ " San Diego Chargers Depth Chart: 09/29/2015". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  20. ^ Scott Brown (March 13, 2016). "Patrick Robinson to visit with Steelers". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  21. ^ Clarence Hill Jr. (March 23, 2016). "Dallas Cowboys left in lurch after Colts sign cornerback Robinson". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  22. ^ Meyer, Max (March 23, 2016). "Patrick Robinson signs three-year deal with Colts". Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  23. ^ " Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart: 08/29/2016". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  24. ^ Jon Heath (September 16, 2016). "Colts Vs. Broncos injury report: Bennie Fowler, Vonate Davis ruled out for Sunday". Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Indianapolis Colts place CB-Patrick Robinson on injured reserve list". December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 
  26. ^ Bowen, Kevin (March 10, 2017). "Colts Release Starting Cornerback Patrick Robinson". 
  27. ^ Smith, Alex (March 28, 2017). "Veteran CB Robinson Joins Secondary". 

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