INDIANAPOLIS -- Cornerback was already on the (long) list of needs for the Colts. The need for a second cornerback to start opposite Vontae Davis, who was a back-to-back Pro Bowler in 2014 and 2015, was officially added to the list when the Colts released Patrick Robinson on Friday.
So Robinson joins Greg Toler as cornerbacks who failed to be productive during their time with the Colts. Robinson also joins linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (cut) and safety Mike Adams (not re-signed) as veterans that new general manager Chris Ballard has decided to part ways with this offseason. The Colts save about $2.5 million in salary-cap space by cutting Robinson.
What it comes down to with Ballard as he puts the roster together is whether the player is a positive factor for the team.
Simply put, Robinson, who signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract in the spring of 2016, was a major disappointment last season. He only played seven games last season due to an assortment of injuries.
When the Colts do find their second cornerback to start on the outside, expect him to either come through the draft or be a young free agent.