The New England Patriots are losing one of the front-office executives who was in the war room with Bill Belichick during last weekend’s 2014 NFL draft.
Patriots director of college scouting Jon Robinson is joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Field Yates reported Wednesday. Robinson reunites with new Bucs general manager Jason Licht, who worked in the Patriots’ front office from 2001 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2011.
It appears Robinson will keep the same position with the Bucs that he held with the Patriots, since Tampa Bay’s director of college scouting, Eric Stokes, is leaving to join the Miami Dolphins’ staff, Reiss reported.
Robinson first was hired by the Patriots in 2002 as an area scout. He was promoted from a regional scout to assistant director of college scouting to director of college scouting, the position he’d held since 2009.