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NFL Free Agency: Atlanta Falcons Sign Cornerback Dunta Robinson To Six-Year Deal

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 27:  Cornerback Dunta Robinson #23 of the Houston Texans watches the instant replay of the goal-line fumble in the fourth quarter that was being chalenged by the Texans during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Houston, Texas.The ruling on the field was confirmed as a fumble with Jacksonville recovering.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IMarch 5, 2010

The Atlanta Falcons have reportedly agreed to a six-year deal with free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson , formerly of the Houston Texans. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

Robinson did not receive a franchise tag by Houston, making him a free agent. He was immediately contacted by Atlanta, which has been looking for a star cornerback ever since their fall-out with DeAngelo Hall.

Robinson brings excellent speed, range, and cover skills to an Atlanta defense that is focused on becoming an elite group. More importantly, Robinson will add an immediate upgrade at corner (becoming their best cover-man), aiding their weak pass defense.

Despite the Texans not franchising Robinson this year, it's obvious they thought highly of him, as they had placed a one-year tag on him in 2009, giving him nearly $10 million for the season.

As everyone in the NFC tries to get better via free agency, the Falcons are trying to keep pace, as they've solidified one of their corner spots, and look to be on the verge of turning their average defense around.

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