Falcons formally announce Robinson signing

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.

Reports indicate Robinson signed a six-year, $57 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed, although terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the team.

The Texans placed the franchise tag on Robinson last offseason, but allowed him to hit the open market this year. Robinson, a seventh-year veteran, instantly becomes the Falcons' top corner and he was considered the best corner available in free agency.

Atlanta's pass defense ranked 28th in the league last season. Thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness, the Falcons went through several different starting corners in 2009 and while GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith have spoken highly of their group of young corners in public, it's clear they felt they needed to improve at the position.

Robinson joins veteran Brian Williams, who signed a one-year extension with the team before free agency began, as the elder statesmen of the corner corps. Chris Houston, Brent Grimes, Chevis Jackson, Chris Owens and Tye Hill, who have each been in the league for four years or less, will also be in the mix at corner heading into next season.


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