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Report: Patrick Robinson not closing the door on returning to the New Orleans Saints

Patrick Robinson, the former first round draft pick, will be making a formal visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today, but the defensive back still might be eyeing a return to the big easy.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a veteran cornerback to help fill out a depth chart which is anything but certain. With William Gay, Cortez Allen, Antwon Blake and B.W. Webb being the only cornerbacks on the Steelers' current roster, the list doesn't exactly exude confidence.

Monday the Steelers will bring in former first round draft pick and former New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson for an official visit. Robinson's experience and moderate production would certainly be an upgrade for the Steelers moving into 2015.

The Steelers relying on a bounce back season by Cortez Allen is playing with fire, and Robinson would certainly help with quality depth, just as Brice McCain did for the organization in 2014. However, with McCain leaving the Steelers for the Miami Dolphins, it leaves a hole to fill, but will Robinson be the person to fill that hole?

Nick Underhill of The Advocate writes if Robinson is willing to be a No. 3 cornerback and have a limited role covering slot receivers, his return to the Saints his still very much a possibility.

"If the Saints are still interested in keeping their options open with Robinson, it would likely be with an eye toward him filling that role. New Orleans recently signed Brandon Browner to serve as the No. 2 cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis."

What might ultimately be the deciding factor in whether Robinson leaves Pittsburgh without a deal is the opportunity for him entering 2015, as well as the price tag. McCain played well above his $750,000 price tag in 2014, but Antwon Blake's $1.5 million tag makes the layout of the secondary more than curious.

Robinson will want to be paid accordingly for his efforts, as well as a chance to compete for a starting position in 2015. Pittsburgh isn't the only suitor looking at Robinson to fill a void within their organization,  but if the price is right, the Steelers could give him that opportunity and make their secondary better for it.