Falcons Sign CB Dunta Robinson
(Brett Coomer/AP)
Posted Mar 6, 2010

Dunta Robinson, the top-rated cornerback on the free agent market, has signed a six-year, $57 million dollar contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the six-year contract free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson signed with the Atlanta Falcons is worth $57 million dollars, and contains $25.5 million dollars in guarantees.

A first-round pick (10th overall) by the Houston Texans in 2004, Robinson started the first 57 games of his NFL career before he suffered a career-threatening knee/hamstring injury midway through the 2007 season.

Robinson would return nearly a calender year later, eventually working his way back into the starting lineup. Last off-season, Robinson turned down a long-term contract from the Texans that included over $23 million dollars in guarantees, and played the 2009 season under the one-year franchise tag.

The 5-10, 184-pound cornerback from the University of South Carolina has 393 tackles, including four quarterback sacks, 54 passes defensed and 13 interceptions during his six-year career.

Houston opted not to use the franchise tag on him again this off-season. Doing so would have guaranteed Robinson a one-year guaranteed base salary of $10.95 million dollars.

Between the $25.5 million dollars in guarantees in this deal, and the $9.957 in guaranteed base salary Robinson earned last season playing under the one-year franchise tag, Robinson will have earned $35.457M in guaranteed money between 2009-2015.

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