Just when you thought the Buccaneers might have turned the page on free agency and turned their full attention to the NFL Draft, they add another cornerback to the mix on Monday.

Tampa Bay has agreed to deal with former Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson, the team announced Monday.

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Robinson played in college at UCF and was selected in the third-round by Minnesota in 2012. In four years, Robinson has recorded 141 tackles, five interceptions and 15 deflections. The 25-year old missed the majority of last season, as he dealt with a pectoral injury that sidelined him through the first nine weeks, playing in just five games with zero starts.

Robinson is the second cornerback the Bucs have signed in free agency, along with four-time Pro Bowler Brent Grimes who inked a deal last Friday. The former Dolphin is expected to start at one corner position and Robinson, Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks most likely will compete to start opposite of Grimes. The Bucs may also look to draft a cornerback – possibly as high as the first round – but with the addition of Grimes and now Robinson, it gives the team more flexibility with the overall No. 9 selection in next month’s draft.

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muvlodge
muvlodge
5 years ago

I like the signing.

macabee
macabee
5 years ago

If you can play, you can play. But the Bucs got a lot of vertically challenged CBs (5). Banks is the only one over 6 feet. Like Robinson, Verner, and Grimes, most are 5’10”. What happened to the need for length to cover the tall WRs and TEs in today’s NFL? Just an observation!

georgehicks
georgehicks
Reply to  macabee
5 years ago

Well macabee- I know its a challenge but look at the overall signing Tampa Bay has made a great Impact on how the teams we will play this season. I can’t wait to see the draft choices tampa will be getting remember fans Tampa and the other clubs have been following these players that ever since they were playing college and some not. They spent millions. So I think Tampa may change their 1st rd pick espically if a team wants to jump to pick no#9 example LA Rams. They need a future QB, So droping down to #15 Tampa… Read more »

macabee
macabee
Reply to  georgehicks
5 years ago

George,
I think that could very well happen. I think after FA, the draft is wide open. I don’t have a favorite so whoever and wherever they pick, it’s going to help. I know you meant future CB and William Jackson is a good one. When you have a lot of needs, extra draft picks always helps!

Horse
Horse
5 years ago

Scott Reynolds might be spot on with his latest Mock Draft thinking? This signing makes sense as to the defensive scheme of quickness and toughness; the need for height at all positions is no longer necessary. No telling who and what position we draft at Spot 9. Go Bucs!

martinii
martinii
5 years ago

The one complaint we hear about Vernon Hargreaves is his height (and 4.5 40.) Seems a little strange that with exception of Banks all our CB’s are under 6’0. There are some pretty big receivers in the NFC south.

pinkstob
pinkstob
5 years ago

I remember Robinson from his playing days at UCF and he wasn’t very good. I also remember him running very fast at the combine and he rose up draft boards. Thus far in the NFL he hasn’t played well which is why the Vikings didn’t keep him. I know the plan wasn’t to spend big in FA and I agree with that this year based on who was available, but aside from re-signing Martin I don’t think the Bucs did well in FA. I know it takes two to tango but that only addresses why some guys didn’t want to… Read more »

wnb0395
wnb0395
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

Pink, we usually see eye to eye on most things but I disagree with you on this post. I think the Bucs did a decent job in FA. We only went down in 1 position(Guard), Which to be honest, would have been impossible to upgrade at in FA. There wasn’t a FA that was as good as or better then Mankins. We resigned some key players. We signed a DE and Corner that were better than any player we had on this team at those positions. You cant fix every position in FA. We picked our 2 worst positions and… Read more »

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  wnb0395
5 years ago

No worries on disagreeing, I think everyone has disagreed with everyone else on here at some point or another. I responded to the other responses to my post in the order they were posted and yours came in most recently. I’ve pretty much covered every point the others made which had some overlap with yours so I don’t have much to add here, but I didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your post.

jme0151
jme0151