On Saturday, the Atlanta Falcons signed veteran cornerback Dunta Robinson to a free-agent deal. With Robinson under contract, they no longer need cornerback Chris Houston.
And so, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’re trading Houston. To the Lions. For a sixth-round draft pick and a flip-flop of fifth-rounders.
It’s a dramatic free fall for the second-round pick from Arkansas, who has started 37 regular-season games and every 2008 contest — including a playoff loss to the Cardinals.