The Indianapolis Colts have yet to make much noise in free agency, but with the first wave of signings quieting down, the team may be looking to add a player or two. One of their biggest positions of need is at cornerback, and as a result it sounds like they'll be visiting with one soon. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, cornerback Patrick Robinson will visit the Colts on Wednesday.
Robinson was very close to signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday - so much so that a deal was reportedly pretty much done. Things were held up, however, when the Cowboys were informed that Robinson had changed agents, prompting them to then begin negotiations with Robinson's new agent. It's a confusing mess of a situation, but the bottom line is that Robinson has yet to sign with Dallas and will now be visiting the Colts on Wednesday. It's always possible that the visit is intended to give him leverage with the Cowboys, but it's just as plausible (and perhaps more so) that Robinson is now considering his options and could wind up in Indy.
The 28-year old cornerback was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State, and he spent five seasons in New Orleans (2010-2014). Last year, he played with the San Diego Chargers. In his six year career, Robinson has played in 74 games and has started 43 of them, recording 229 tackles, a sack, 54 passes defensed, eleven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and two forced fumbles. Last year, he played in all 16 games for the Chargers and started ten of them. Before free agency, Pro Football Focus ranked him as the sixth-best free agent corner, and especially for this late in the process he would be a good signing for the Colts.
The Colts have a big need at the cornerback position, as they have Vontae Davis as their number one guy but after that have question marks. They let Greg Toler in free agency but need to upgrade his starting spot, while Darius Butler and D'Joun Smith will likely compete for the nickel cornerback spot - that is, unless Smith is counted upon to start on the outside. Ideally, however, that wouldn't be the case (since we still haven't really seen what Smith can do since he spent most of his rookie season injured), which could lead to the Colts adding a corner in free agency or in the draft (or both). It's far from certain that they will sign Patrick Robinson, but he's likely as good of a corner as they're going to find this late in the free agency process, so we'll see what comes of this visit on Wednesday.