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Chiefs, Dunta Robinson Agree To Three-Year Deal


The Kansas City have agreed to a deal with Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.

 

Robinson was able to do a deal now because he was already released by the Falcons.

It makes sense for Robinson to sign before the “legalized tampering period” was set to begin because the market is about to be flooded with all the other free agent CBs. By agreeing to a deal now, Robinson was able to maintain leverage. Otherwise, the Chiefs might have been able to come in a few hours and say they had a more equitable deal with a player set to hit free agency on Tuesday.

This is a huge get for the Chiefs. KC really needed another starting CB opposite Brandon Flowers.

Robinson is an eight-year NFL veteran. He was drafted No. 10 overall by the Houston Texans in 2004. He stayed in Houston until 2010 when he left to join Atlanta. He had 80 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception for the Falcons in 2012.

According to Pro Football Focus, Robinson was better in run defense lat year, receiving a grade of +6.3. He apparently struggled in pass coverage, being graded at -7.3.

Robinson will be 31 in April.

While he doesn’t appear to be a long-term answer, Robinson should provide solid veteran support opposite Flowers in 2013.

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  • Chris Tarrants

    That’s a solid start, not a blockbuster but a solid body in the secondary all the same

    • Doug McD

      Another piece of the puzzle guy’s. We are getting closer to seeing the big picture. My guess is they play a rotation of non-superstar CB’s to keep them fresh. Look for another 1 or 2 players to be added of similar quality.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Not a “Carr & Flower” CB team. But sounds like a good start

  • Adam Best

    This front office does not mess around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/william.g.edwards William G. Edwards

      Glad to see you are still around Adam. Been a long time since I have seen you on here!

  • Michael Shaw

    I like this move. I was hoping that they could get him years ago, so I am very happy with this signing!!

  • freshmeat62

    I don’t think Robinson will be the #2 CB. More likely the nickel covering the slot, or as some have suggested, move to safety. Would like to know how much he cost.

  • Adam Sherman

    2011 Kendrick Lewis (I think he will return to that form) > Robinson will be for us so I don’t see him taking over at safety, but a good body to add to the secondary none the less, I hope he can be better in pass coverage this year as our 2nd CB.