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Details on Patrick Robinson's contract with the Colts

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that Patrick Robinson signed a three-year, $14 million deal with the Colts.

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Earlier tonight, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they had signed cornerback Patrick Robinson.  It's a move that addresses a position of need and is a good signing for the Colts, and the contract details don't change that.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Colts signed Robinson to a three-year deal worth $14 million with $6 million in guarantees, paying him an average of around $4.7 million per season.  That's not a bad deal.  For comparison's sake, Greg Toler signed a three-year deal worth $14.25 million with the Colts three years ago.  Furthermore, the Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports that Robinson had a three-year, $13.5 million offer from the Dallas Cowboys with $5.5 million guaranteed.

"We've been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we're glad it finally came together," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement released by the team.  "We have some strong ties on our coaching staff with him so that familiarity is always a plus.  He is a versatile, experienced and steady corner that gives us immediate help opposite Vontae.  He was a fit on a number of levels in regards to overall skill, but also adds some strong intangibles.  We're happy with this addition to our team."

Robinson is a good signing for the Colts, and the contract details shouldn't do anything to take away from that sentiment.  Adding a likely starter at a position of need a few weeks after free agency began for $4 million per season isn't a bad deal at all.