The New Orleans Saints placed cornerback Patrick Robinson on injured reserve on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He broke his ankle Sunday in the team’s overtime win over Atlanta.
Players on injured reserve must miss eight weeks, so the earliest Robinson, 31, could return is for a Thanksgiving night rematch against the Falcons in New Orleans. The team has not announced a timeline for his recovery or whether he will return this season.
The Saints lack depth at the defensive back position. They waived the defensive backs they drafted this year — fifth-rounder Natrell Jamerson and sixth-rounder Kamrin Moore — and both have found homes with new teams. Now, New Orleans is left to hope that P.J. Williams or Ken Crawley can assume the starting role.
During the first three games of the season, Robinson played 56 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps and 42 percent of their snaps on special teams.
Robinson signed a four-year, $20 million contract in the offseason to return to the Saints, the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played five seasons with the Saints, then a season each with the Chargers, Colts and Eagles.
–Field Level Media