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.