ESPN's Jeremy Fowler suggested the Eagles didn't want to give Robinson the guaranteed money he desired, and the soft-spoken defensive back will return to the Saints, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2010.
Though they missed out on tight end Jimmy Graham, the New Orleans Saints are committing to a reunion with another former player.
Robinson recorded four interceptions, 18 pass deflections, and 1.0 sack during the 2017 regular season.
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Well, it looks like Patrick Robinson will head back to the team that he started his career with.
Robinson will always be remembered for his momentum-shifting pick six in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings. Already signing safetyKurt Coleman from the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans adds another experienced member to its vastly-improved secondary that already features Pro Bowler Marshon Lattimore and respectable contributors Ken Crawley, Marcus Williams and Vonn Bell.
The Saints' defense experienced a quick turnaround last season.
The cash-strapped Eagles wanted to retain Robinson, according to Rapoport and others.
With Darby immediately lining up on the outside, Robinson found a home lining up over the slot.