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Dunta goes home to Georgia

Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson, a Georgia native who was picked in the 2004 draft one spot before a guy who went to Georgia recently and found himself in a heap of alleged trouble, is going home.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Robinson and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a six-year deal.

Word emerged Thursday night, via Steve Wyche of NFL.com, that Robinson would be targeted by the Falcons.  And he was.

Robinson made $9.957 million last year as Houston’s franchise player.  And his desire for a long-term deal caused him at one point to write the message “pay me rick” on his cleats, a sentiment that Rosenthal, MDS, and I routinely communicate to NBC Sports Digital G.M. Rick Cordella.

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16 Responses to “Dunta goes home to Georgia”
  1. FalconDevil says: Mar 5, 2010 6:00 PM

    Yessssssssssss, now with the best OLB with pick #19 watch out NFL!

  2. LionsOnTheClock says: Mar 5, 2010 6:02 PM

    6yrs how much moola?

  3. SporkdeviI says: Mar 5, 2010 6:02 PM

    Why you gotta put a Rapistburger reference in a sweet post such as this? This is our first real corner in too long.

  4. SLC Falcon says: Mar 5, 2010 6:03 PM

    Nice! Opens up the door to go get a DE in the draft now. Nice move T.D.

  5. Contra says: Mar 5, 2010 6:04 PM

    DONT GO TO MILLEDGEVILLE!

  6. Paulitik says: Mar 5, 2010 6:08 PM

    Hurray! The Falcons might actually have a secondary this year!

  7. FalconDevil says: Mar 5, 2010 6:10 PM

    Yessssssssssss, now with the best OLB with pick #19 watch out NFL!

  8. Tony Dent says: Mar 5, 2010 6:12 PM

    i hate when you make these random, inane references to spice up you posts, mike. just give us the news.
    don’t nobody have time to figure out who the hell you talking about that was picked one spot after Dunta. that has nothing to do with this post anyways.

  9. TEXANS84 says: Mar 5, 2010 6:23 PM

    Attn: New Orleans, Carolina, and Tamba Bay.
    Your pass offense against the Falcons just got a lot easier.

  10. TexansMike says: Mar 5, 2010 6:33 PM

    The falcons will regret this signing. Dunta is an average corner at best. The money that he will get will help boost your ticket prices 10% next year, and you are looking at 1 interception over a 6 year signing. Good luck falcon fans.

  11. hashbrowns says: Mar 5, 2010 6:44 PM

    Do they loose a draft pick for tampering with him?

  12. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Mar 5, 2010 7:33 PM

    An upgrade over all the other CB’s on the roster despite his struggles last season. Opponents will throw to the other side of the field like when DeAngelo was here, but last season teams threw wherever they wanted to with great success like that string of games against Carolina, Saints, Tampa Bay with Josh Freeman, Giants, Iggles; a pitiful sight. A healthy Brian Williams if he makes the team is a +.

  13. Reggie'sBush says: Mar 5, 2010 9:09 PM

    Congrats Dunta, you now get to get burned by the best QB in the league with the deepest receiving corp…

  14. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Mar 5, 2010 9:55 PM

    # Reggie’sBush says: March 5, 2010 9:09 PM
    Congrats Dunta, you now get to get burned by the best QB in the league with the deepest receiving corp…
    Atlanta doesn’t play the Colts this season.

  15. artieblanksucsbigD says: Mar 5, 2010 10:16 PM

    saintsbucspanthers says
    “Atlanta doesn’t play the Colts this season”
    fo true however they do play the SAINTS twice

  16. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Mar 5, 2010 10:38 PM

    artieblanksucsbigD says:
    March 5, 2010 10:16 PM
    saintsbucspanthers says
    “Atlanta doesn’t play the Colts this season”
    fo true however they do play the SAINTS twice
    Just like the PANTHERS & BUCCANEERS. Alert the media.
    ————————————————
    Here’s the latest from Rotoworld regarding Dunta:
    Dunta Robinson – DB Mar. 5 – 9:51 pm et
    Falcons CB Dunta Robinson’s new six-year contract reportedly will guarantee him $27 million.
    For comparison, the last big six-year deal signed by a top cornerback (Chris Gamble in November of 2008) included $23 million guaranteed. Clearly, teams haven’t shied from spending in the uncapped offseason. The total value of Robinson’s contract is still unknown, but he’s the second richest corner in the league behind Nnamdi Asomugha. Darrelle Revis, take note.
    Source: John McClain on Twitter
    Time will tell if Dimitroff overspent.

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