Khiry Robinson bids farewell to Saints on Twitter; source says he's not expected to be tendered _lowres

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) pulls in a touchdown pass in in front of New York Giants free safety Landon Collins (21) and outside linebacker Devon Kennard (59) the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)


Khiry Robinson might not be back in New Orleans.

The running back, who is a restricted free agent, is not currently expected to be tendered, according to a source. This would allow Robinson to sign with another team but he would be open to returning if the opportunity presented itself.

Tight end Josh Hill and guards Tim Lelito and Senio Kelemete are also restricted free agents. The Saints have until March 9 to extend offer sheets to the players or they will reach free agency. The lowest tender is $1.671 million.

Robinson signed with the Saints as an undrafted player in 2013. He has rushed for 766 yards and eight touchdowns over the last three seasons.

He rushed for 180 yards on 56 carries last season through eight games before suffering a fractured tibia that placed him on injured reserve.

New Orleans currently has Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and Marcus Murphy under contract at running back. Travaris Cadet and Tim Hightower are free agents.

ESPN first reported this news.