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San Diego Chargers sign CB Patrick Robinson to one-year deal

The San Diego Chargers added some depth to their defensive backfield in the form of a project: former 1st-round pick Patrick Robinson.

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I like this signing!

Patrick Robinson is 27 years old and was taken with the last pick in the 1st round by the then-Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. He's got solid CB size (5'11") and collected 7 interceptions in 23 starts in 2011-2012.

Robinson missed most of 2013 with a foot injury, and collected 2 picks as the Saints' nickel CB last season.

This not only presents a viable backup option should Jason Verrett get injured, but it also makes Robinson the front-runner to win the nickel CB spot over Chris Davis and Steve Williams.

Additionally, this solves the issue of what Jimmy Wilson's role will be with the San Diego Chargers. He can now fight for the starting SS spot, be a backup to both safety spots, and fill in behind Robinson should there be any injuries to one of the top 3 CBs.

As always, Tom Telesco has made another move that makes his roster more versatile, making it even more likely that he selects the "best player available" in the 2015 NFL Draft.