The Kansas City Chiefs signed cornerback Dunta Robinson Friday just hours after the legal tampering period opened for players entering free agency.
Signing a cornerback made a lot of sense given the Chiefs' lack of depth at the position last season, but it wasn’t immediately clear if Robinson would play cornerback at all; if Robinson does play cornerback full-time, it’s a curious move for the new regime, as he wasn’t any better than Javier Arenas or Stanford Routt in coverage last season.
Robinson’s strength is supporting the run, which is somewhat of a rarity in cornerbacks. Robinson is also 30 years old—the age when many cornerbacks begin to decline. It’s clear that Robinson would be a better fit at free safety than cornerback, which is where he should play for the Chiefs.
There’s no telling exactly where Robinson will play, but the speculation is that he'll play safety or be a nickel cornerback. If Robinson’s contract is any indication, he won't likely be a starting cornerback for the Chiefs unless they face injury problems.