Cornerback Patrick Robinson is on the move again, as he is expected to sign a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday.
An eight-year NFL veteran, Robinson has played for four different teams in the past four seasons. He started his career with the Saints in 2010, spending five years with the organization, and has since played for the San Diego Chargers (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2016) and Philadelphia Eagles (2017).
The 30-year-old appeared in all 16 regular-season games and made eight starts for the Eagles last season. He tied his career high with four interceptions, led the team with 18 passes defensed and made three tackles in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.
In November, Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus offered this assessment of Robinson’s breakout 2017 season:
Even though Robinson never played at this level prior to last season, he was always effective whenever he managed to stay healthy. The Colts released him in March 2017 after he missed nine games the previous season with knee, hip and groin injuries.
In 2015 with the Chargers, Robinson finished second on the team with eight passes defensed.
Robinson, who will turn 31 in September, could begin to slow down soon. But nothing during his time with the Eagles suggests that time will come in 2018, making him a terrific addition to the Saints secondary alongside a budding star in Marshon Lattimore.
The New Orleans Saints are expected to place cornerback Patrick Robinson on injured reserve after he was diagnosed with a broken ankle.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news.
Robinson went down in Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons. He did not record a defensive stat in the game.
A 2010 first-round pick of the Saints, Robinson returned to the franchise this offseason after bouncing around to three teams in three years. He played the 2017 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, recording 47 tackles and four interceptions as part of the Super Bowl-winning defense.
The 31-year-old was an integral part of the Saints’ defensive plan, serving as the third corner behind Ken Crawley and Marshon Lattimore. P.J. Williams and Justin Hardee will take more snaps with Robinson out of the lineup.
The Saints will also look to the open market or their practice squad for a replacement. Robinson’s injury leaves them with only four cornerbacks on their roster at the moment.
New Orleans’ pass defense has been the worst in football all season. The Saints are giving up an NFL-worst 11.2 yards per attempt and have picked off only one pass against 10 interceptions. Opposing quarterbacks have an astounding 141.7 rating against their secondary.
OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — Exactly 45 years ago, when five top American designers flew to Versailles to compete in a historic international fashion showcase that pitted US and French talent against each other on the runway, the American creatives garnered international respect and set a precedent for diversity. Ten of the models in the show were African American.
Bethann Hardison was one of those models. “We’ve had diversity, but then it disappeared,” she said on stage at VOICES, BoF’s annual gathering for big thinkers in partnership with QIC Global Real Estate. “Casting directors changed everything.”
The model, advocate and agency founder joined designers Patrick Robinson, founder of eco-friendly line Paskho and former chief designer at Gap; LaQuan Smith, who designs for his namesake brand; and Kerby Jean-Raymond, the founder and creative director of Pyer Moss to discuss the barriers that black designers face and how they’ve found success outside the fashion system.
“Everything that I have done from the very beginning has been unconventional; it hasn’t been the proper formula for how to be successful in fashion,” said Smith.
“The white establishment is now starting to understand that there is this whole other thing that existed and thrived without them,” said Jean-Raymond, who recently won the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, citing the success of Cross Colours, FUBU, Karl Kani and others. “We were the diffusion of the fashion industry for a long time, and now we are mainstream.”
Jean-Raymond said he recently walked out of a conference about diversity in fashion because the theme of the discussion primarily focused on how activism and inclusion are trends that are good for business.
“It’s not a trend,” he said. “I question everything, though. I’m cognisant of my place and … why I’m being asked to speak about my race versus my story.”
Robinson said he is aware of how he has been used by companies to demonstrate diversity when there were no people of colour in the executive suite. It’s reductive. “Don’t label me as a black designer,” he said. “I’m black, but I’m also a designer.”
The change Robinson is seeing in the industry now through Jean-Raymond and Smith, is that designers are in control of their own businesses and are catering to their own communities. “We are speaking directly to an audience that we understand and who we are,” he said.
Jean-Raymond added that while conversations about diversity and inclusion are often flawed, they aren’t happening outside of the American market. “There’s an active community of established people and unestablished people who are at least trying to speak to each other,” he said. “I love and hate my industry but I wouldn’t do it any other place than New York.”
To learn more about VOICES, BoF’s annual gathering for big thinkers, visit our VOICES website, where you can find all the details on our invitation-only global gathering, in partnership with QIC Global Real Estate.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken ankle in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.
The loss comes at a very inopportune time as the Saints face the New York Giants and their loaded wide receiver corps in Week 4.
Sterling Shepard is coming off his biggest game of the season, a six-catch performance on seven targets for 80 yards and a touchdown. Now he’ll get this sparking matchup on Sunday. Not to mention, Shepard should see plenty of action over the middle while tight end Evan Engram recovers from an MCL injury.
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Saints are 3.5-point favorites against the Giants, so we’ll have to see if this line moves with the Robinson news.
As for the Saints defense, they haven’t been good all season long and this is another big blow for them
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