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Saints agree to five-year deal with first-round pick Robinson

The New Orleans Saints reached terms on a five-year contract with first-round draft pick Patrick Robinson, a source with knowledge of the deal said Thursday.

Robinson was the last selection (32nd overall) of the first round and will be signed in time to participate in drills when the defending Super Bowl champions open training camp Friday.

The Saints confirmed the deal with Robinson on Friday morning, but they wouldn't reveal terms, other than to say it was a five-year contract.

The Saints added Robinson, a cornerback from Florida State, for depth and to play in certain packages. The team boasts one of the NFL's top cornerback tandems in Jabari Greer and upstart Tracy Porter, leaving no room for Robinson to crack the starting lineup in the near future. However, Greer and Porter sustained injuries last season, and the drop-off in production was noticeable.

Last season's top pick, cornerback Malcolm Jenkins (14th overall) was moved to safety after Robinson's acquisition. There were questions about Jenkins' ability to play cornerback in the NFL coming out of Ohio State, and the Saints wasted little time moving him to safety after drafting Robinson.

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