In order to bolster their offensive line the New Orleans Saints signed offensive tackle William Robinson. The Saints also cut wide receiver Greg Camarillo to make room for Robinson. This is the second time this season the Saints have waived Camarillo and maybe the last time they sign him this season.
Robinson was on the Saints’ practice squad last season and will provide depth on the offensive line with offensive tackles Zach Strief and Charles Brown going down with injuries. Strief suffered a groin injury back in week nine and has not played since then. Brown filled in for Strief when he went down and assumed the starting right tackle spot.
With Brown going down with his knee injury the Saints opted to sign Robinson as he will provide some depth. Robinson also provides some insurance while Strief and Brown work their ways back from injury.
Robinson is a big offensive tackle standing at 6’5″ 305 pounds and he is already familiar with the Saints’ system. Furthermore, Robinson can fill the gap and provide some great run blocking. The Saints could use Robinson to provide some run blocking since the team has excelled at running the ball lately.
Also, Robinson is a good pass blocker too and should be able to fill in nicely at right tackle for the time being. The Saints’ offensive line did not give up any sacks in their last outing against the Oakland Raiders but they will face a superior defense in the San Francisco 49ers come Sunday. Robinson will need to help the offensive do their best to protect Brees and keep him upright.