METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Patrick Robinson says he's eager to fulfill the promise that motivated the New Orleans Saints to make him their first-round draft choice in 2010.
Now in his third season, Robinson says he's ready to take over the starting job that opened up when Tracy Porter left for Denver in free agency.
Robinson has not been able to practice much in training camp because of a sprained left shoulder. But defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo says Robinson has looked very good when he has been on the field.
Robinson says he struggled with assignments and the speed of the game as a rookie, but began to get comfortable last season when he led New Orleans with four interceptions.
After sitting out two exhibition games, he's expected to start Friday night against Jacksonville.