July 29, 2010

Robinson signs night before first practice of camp

The Saints will have their entire draft class in camp on the first day of practices. CB Patrick Robinson, the 32nd overall pick, from Florida State, agreed to terms on his rookie contract, a five year deal.

Saints VP of Communications announced the news via his twitter account, and he announced that Robinson will be in camp "tomorrow morning".

The hyper-athletic Robinson missed only the conditioning test, which he will likely have to perform Friday during practice, and the first two days of team meetings after the team reported to Saints headquarters Wednesday night.

The contract was bracketed in by signings yesterday around Robinson's 32nd draft slot.  All six Saint draft picks are now under contract.

Sean Payton noted on Thursday, "I think at corner, the learning curve might not be as steep."

GM Mickey Loomis commented that he would have been surprised if Robinson wasn't signed before the end of the weekend.  Loomis and Director of Football Operations Khai Harley are the team's negotiators.

The speedster from Florida State is expected to compete for time playing time behind entrenched starters Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter.

Robinson's main competition will be veteran Randall Gay, coming off an up and down playoff run, and swing cornerback/safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Usama Young.  Veteran Leigh Torrence and second year practice squad players Reggie Jones and Danny Gorrer round out the depth chart at cornerback.

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