Saints' Patrick Robinson had to 'cut off the past' to revive career (1 Viewer)



By Mike Triplett

METAIRIE, La. -- Patrick Robinson couldn't help but marvel at how much the New Orleans Saints' locker room has changed since his last time here -- the result of a 2017 renovation.

"It looks a lot different," Robinson said. "They redid everything in here, it seems like."

But, frankly, everything feels new to Robinson this second time around.

The 30-year-old cornerback, who just had his career-best season with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, is back where he started with a five-year stretch from 2010-14 that was plagued by inconsistency and a major knee injury. Though Robinson was key to the Eagles' Super Bowl run, Philadelphia, tight against the salary cap, was essentially priced out of the market for the corner.

And when I asked the 2010 first-round draft pick about the time Saints coach Sean Payton brought him into his office when he was struggling in 2014 and showed him a list of cornerbacks who finally hit their stride later in their careers, Robinson said he hadn't really thought about it since. ...

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