They Eagles are going to have some competition in their attempt to keep cornerback Patrick Robinson -- and it will be coming from within their own division.

The Giants are interested in signing free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson, a person familiar with the situation has informed NJ Advance Media. The team has a major need at nickel cornerback after the decision to move Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at safety.

Signing Robinson would not only fill that need, but it would also hurt the Eagles' secondary.

The Eagles are deep at cornerback, but as previously reported by NJ Advance Media, they have still shown interest in bringing back Robinson. Although they have young cornerbacks on the roster, Robinson is easily their best nickel cornerback.