Chiefs Gamble on Robinson

Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson (23) reacts during the second quarter of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Dunta Robinson is a Chief after signing a three-year deal with club last night. Financial terms have not been released.

The cornerback was cut by the Atlanta Falcons earlier in the month as an effort to save $9 million in salary cap space. Robinson signed a six-year deal for $57 million with the team in 2010.

The Chiefs are in need of a cornerback to play opposite of Brandon Flowers after letting Brandon Carr walk last offseason. His replacement Stanford Routt proved unworthy of the task and was cut midseason. Javier Arenas filled in for the rest of the season. Robinson will now take on the task of replacing Carr armed with his new deal.

Robinson, 30, struggled with consistency last season. Pro Football Focus sites that opposing quarterbacks were 64-for-97 (66%) for 835 yards, four touchdowns,  one interception, and seven pass breakups. All of that adds up to a 102.4 quarterback rating. For the season he had 67 tackles, a pick, and 1.5 sacks.

There is some speculation Robinson could be moved to safety, a position that may make more sense for him given his current skill set.

The roster move is general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid‘s fourth in five days. The moves have resulted in the re-signing of Dwayne Bowe and Dustin Colquitt, franchising Branden Albert, restructuring Tyson Jackson‘s contract, and releasing Eric Winston. Kansas City may not be done making moves as free agency starts on Tuesday.

Topics: Dunta Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Joel Wagler

    I have no problem with the dart throwing. Moving him to safety might make a lot of sense.

  • superman_25_58

    Ya put him at safety and let Menzie man the #2 CB slot

    • Ben Nielsen

      Still think KC needs another corner besides Menzie.

      • superman_25_58

        I don’t disagree with you either, never said they didn’t. We need to draft a young talented CB in the draft for sure. I really want the Chiefs to get Desmond Trufant bc I think Flowers, Berry, Trufant, Abdullah, Menzie, Arenas, Robinson, Lewis, Brown, and Hartman would be a pretty sick DB squad IMO.

        • Ben Nielsen

          There is definitely potential to have a great secondary.

          • superman_25_58

            This is a true story.

    • saywhat11

      you do realize that menzie is not an nfl corner right? that they are trying to see if he can play safety, and at best is a guy who comes in as that 5th DB in nickel sets, or 6th DB?
      let menzie start? menzie? the guy didnt even get time in the preseason, are you insane?
      arenas, brown are on roster, they have the draft a strong corner draft, and just contacted DRC’s Agent.

      • superman_25_58

        No Pioli and them were trying to get him to play safety, not Reid/Dorsey. We have no idea what they are going to do with a few guys positional wise yet. With Al Harris “Bad Ass DB in his time” teaching what he knows about the position you never know what could happen.