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Tweaked duties could suit Falcons CB Robinson

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

CB Dunta Robinson has started all but one game in his two seasons with the Falcons, but has not performed up to the lofty expectations that were placed on him after signing a six-year, $57 million contract before the 2010 season.

He agreed to restructure his deal this offseason to give the Falcons some salary-cap relief, and his role on defense also will be tweaked. Following the team’s acquisition of CB Asante Samuel, Robinson is still a starter, but we’re hearing it will be Robinson who moves inside to play in the slot when Atlanta uses its nickel package with Samuel and CB Brent Grimes, who is back in the fold after signing his franchise tender prior to the draft, playing outside.

Robinson doesn’t have great size, but he does like playing an aggressive, physical style of football and has the right mentality to match up inside. He’s never loved sitting back and playing zone and likely will be given the freedom to press at the line.

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