Robinson Signing Kick Starts KC's FA Class

Dunta Robinson

With Quarterback Alex Smith officially expected to arrive in Kansas City on Tuesday, he'll be coming to the heartland with a new teammate as the team came to terms late Friday night with former Atlanta Falcons cornerback, Dunta Robinson.

Once NFL teams began talking with agents at 12:01 am this morning a flurry of behind the scenes deals began the long journey to the opening bell of free agency on Tuesday. But with teams trying to get near the projected salary cap, they've been cutting players left and right. And the Chiefs found one of those players in Dunta Robinson.

On Tuesday, the Chiefs are planning on bringing in numerous free agents, but they jumped the gun and signed a position of need. But he might not be the only cornerback the Chiefs sign.

At the onset of the free agency rumors and rumblings, the Chiefs had interest in Dolphins cornerback, Sean Smith. But as the premier corner on the market his price tagged reportedly is approaching $10 million per season. That's not out of the Chiefs financial wheelhouse.
BR>But they plan on signing a plethora of bodies to rebuild their roster and there are other corners available that could become stop gap options at less money for the Chiefs.

Robinson will be 31 years old this season and by giving him a three-year contract, the Chiefs basically are renting him for 2013. After that, it's anyone's guess if Robinson will remain in Kansas City. And it's even a bigger flip of the coin, if he can resurrect his career and run the stench left behind by another veteran corner signed a year ago by the Chiefs, Stanford Routt.

But Robinson has the type of veteran experience that should help Cornerback, Brandon Flowers, develop into an elite player defensively. The Chiefs are wickedly light in the secondary and this signing does set the table for them to make a run for a safety to pair with, their other pro bowl player, Eric Berry.

And with names such as Charles Woodson, Chris Gamble and Laron Landry, set to hit the open market; one of them could be the next domino to fall in Kansas City. KC had hoped to get former Mizssouri standout, William Moore, into town, but he inked a five-year extension with the Falcons Saturday morning.

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