Patrick Robinson signs with San Diego Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Chargers added more depth to their secondary with the signing of CB Patrick Robinson

The San Diego Chargers added some depth to their secondary today, by signing CB Patrick Robinson onto the squad. Robinson has spent 5 seasons with the New Orleans Saints and had 9 interceptions in his career. He will receive a 1-year deal with the team.

Patrick Robinson one-year Chargers deal, $2 million, $1M bonus, $1M base salary, $250K of base gtd, up to $1M playtime incentive

— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 19, 2015

The team needed depth in the secondary with Marcus Gilchrist signing in New York and Shareece Wright signing in San Francisco. The current roster has Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett as the starters. Stevie Williams , Chris Davis and Greg Ducre provid the depth off of the bench. Robinson will be able to compete to cover the slot with Williams and Davis. He likely will be the favorite going into camp.

The team will continue to look for veteran depth to add onto the roster, especially on the defensive side of the football. The team signed DL Mitch Unrein on Wednesday night to add depth up front on the defensive line. He should be able to bring some toughness and a motor to the defensive line. The team could still use more LBs on the roster. With Dwight Freeney and Jarret Johnson leaving, the team is in need of players to fill roles to get after the quarterback.

Robinson has been a disappointment in his career so far. He was taken in the first round by the Saints in the 2010 draft and has not lived up to that potential. He isn’t going to be Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, but he can be a decent slot corner. He has the athleticism to make plays in the secondary. He has more interceptions than Shareece Wright… but that is not saying much since Wright only finished his Chargers career with 1.

This is a solid move for the roster. Robinson has talent and has NFL experience. Maybe a new environment will help him reach his potential. It is easier to trust a corner with some experience in the league over some young rookie in the secondary.

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