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Steelers free agency: CB Patrick Robinson to visit Steelers

After expressing interest in the former Saints cornerback, the Steelers are reportedly interested in acquiring Patrick Robinson's services.

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Patrick Robinson is reportedly set to visit the Steelers this weekend, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The Steelers expressed interest in Robinson on Wednesday and are one of the five teams said to be interested in obtaining the services of the former first round draft pick.

The free agent market for cornerbacks has thinned considerably in past two days, as Robinson is arguably the best cornerback available.  This fact will likely put some pressure on the Steelers, who will apparently face competition if they hope to sign Robinson to a contract.  Fortunately, any sort of bidding war isn't going to be too intense, as an injury plagued 2013 and 2014 have altered Robinson's long-term plans and driven down his price to the point where he's an affordable commodity for anyone who seeks his services.

Robinson could be the second former NFC South player to join the Steelers in the coming days, as the team inked free agent RB DeAngelo Williams to a contract.