METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints reserve cornerback Patrick Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury, and his spot on the roster has been filled by the re-signing of veteran defensive back Chris Carr, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday.
Robinson, a 2010 first-round draft choice, injured his patella tendon during the third quarter of New Orleans' 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay last Sunday.
Robinson was a starter last season, but this season was moved to a backup role, in part because of the arrival of free agent Keenan Lewis. Robinson also was rehabilitating from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery when the preseason began, which prevented him from practicing during the first week of training camp. Last season, Robinson intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown.
Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said that Robinson's injury cost the Saints a defensive back who is "very instinctive."
"There's stuff that he does that you really can't coach," Jenkins said. "He was starting to get healthy and he was looking really good. We were trying to ease him into the lineup. But losing him, obviously you lose some quality depth."
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