The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former first round pick cornerback Dunta Robinson.
Robinson was drafted No. 10 overall in the 2004 NFL draft. He played just two years at South Carolina where he excelled in the best conference in college football. His first season he racked up four interceptions and became a feared defender. The next season he was avoided by quarterbacks and became a “shutdown” corner.
The Houstan Texans selected Robinson No. 10 overall in 2004. He played six seasons with the Texans, including a phenomenal rookie season in 2004, where he had six interceptions for 146 yards and even managed to sack the opposing quarterback three times. Robinson is a very durable corner, as played all 16 games three out of five years while a member of the Texans.
In 2010 Robsinson became a free agent and the Texans let him walk. The Atlanta Falcons signed him to a six year $54 million deal. The Texans defense wasn’t the same without Robinson in the backfield.
As a Falcon, Robinson has only missed two total games. He has shutdown good receivers however he has had some bad moments. While with the Falcons Robinson has been fined and suspended for illegal hits. Nothing major but the NFL is cracking down on hard hits to the head. The Falcons released him in March 2013.
The Chiefs ranked 20th in defense last season and 12 overall in pass defense. Robinson brings a fierce tenacity and attitude that just may fit into what head coach Andy Reid wants to run. The Chiefs and Robinson have agreed on a three year deal for an undisclosed amount.
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