Atlanta Falcons Sign Dunta Robinson to Six-Year Deal
The Atlanta Falcons have reportedly agreed to a six-year deal with free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson, formerly of the Houston Texans. Terms were not immediately known.
Robinson was no franchise by Houston, making him a free agent, and he was immediately contacted by Atlanta, which has been looking for a star corner ever since a fall-out with star corner DeAngelo Hall.
Robinson brings excellent speed, range, and cover skills to an Atlanta defense that is focused on becoming an elite group, but more importantly, Robinson will add an immediate upgrade at corner (becoming their best cover-man), and should aid their weak pass defense.
Despite the Texans not franchising Robinson this year, it’s obvious they thought highly of him, as they had placed a one-year tag on him in 2009, giving him nearly $10 million for the year.
As everyone in the NFC tries to get better via free agency, the Falcons are trying to keep pace, as they’ve solidified one of their corner spots, and look to be on the verge of turning their average defense around.