The Indianapolis Colts have released starting cornerback Patrick Robinson.
Robinson joined the Colts last offseason on a three-year, $14 million deal. He played in just seven games due to various injuries. He was signed to come in and start opposite of Vontae Davis, but things did not go as planned. Robinson was injured and inconsistent when he was playing. He was outplayed by Rashaan Melvin, who became a dependable starter. Robinson totaled 26 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 5 pass breakups.
Releasing Robinson clears $2.5 million in cap space.
Robinson was a first-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2010 and was with them until 2014. He spent 2015 with the then-San Diego Chargers before joining the Colts in 2016.
The Colts will now certainly be on the search for cornerback depth near the top of the depth chart. Davis’ contract expires following the 2017 season, so they are thin in the group.
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