The New Orleans Advocate is reporting the Saints have signed linebacker Craig Robertson to a contract. Robertson formerly played with the Browns. Robertson is a pass-coverage specialist at inside linebacker. The deal is for three years. Originally, Payton referred to the deal before he should have and this added some confusion but there is deal in place. (Saints playing possum).
Saints signed LB Craig Robertson, according to a source
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Craig Robertson was invited to a tryout by the Cleveland Browns in 2011. Following a great workout performance, Robertson was signed to the Browns’ practice squad as an undrafted free agent. Following the 2011 season, Robertson made plays throughout the preseason and earned a position on the Browns 53-man active roster. Among the team leaders in tackles and interceptions, Robertson has become a breakout player in the NFL.
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Robertson played college football at North Texas. Robertson was initially recruited to play safety at North Texas. However, he displayed a physicality coaches felt better suited to a linebacker. Starting as a redshirt freshman, Robertson became the starter at linebacker midway through his redshirt freshman season, a position he held throughout his college career. Robertson earned All-America honors as a freshman, and Sun Belt All-Conference honors as a sophomore and senior. As a senior, Robertson led the conference in solo tackles and total tackles.