STEELERS FREE AGENCY BUZZ
If you’re a free agent at a need position who can be signed at a reasonable price and has a first round pedigree, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is often interested.
Tomlin is drawn to players with a first round pedigree and it’s no surprise that cornerback Patrick Robinson, the Saints first round pick in 2010, is on the Steelers radar.
Robinson flew into Pittsburgh late Sunday afternoon and had dinner with secondary coach Carnell Lake, according to a league source. Robinson is scheduled to continue his visit with the Steelers Monday morning.
Robinson has two other visits planned for this week that he intends to take but the Steelers would like Pittsburgh to end up being his only visit as the team has expressed a “strong” interest in signing Robinson, a source says.
Robinson, 27, started six games in 2014, and had 39 tackles, 2 interceptions and 11 pass defensed.
He struggled early on after missing most of the 2013 due to injury but came on late in the year and according to observers found his niche excelling in covering the slot.
When covering the slot, Robinson held the opposing quarterbacks to a 57.7 QB rating. He graded out in 2014 as the 40th ranked cornerback by ProFootballFocus.
He’s a No. 3 type cornerback who can plug a need.