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  • Texans will not franchise Robinson

    I was watching on NFL network that he will not be franchised by the Texans and will hit the open market on Mar. 5. Now I didn't know much about him but come to find out he is their starting corner and I think he looks like a decent possibility as a pickup for us in FA. I firmly beleive we need to pick up one good corner in FA. Heres some info about him.

    Height:5-10Weight:182College:South CarolinaExperience:6th season
    HONORS: 2005 Mickey Herskowitz Award, 2004 Pro Football Weekly Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2004 Touchdown Club Rookie of the Year.

    CAREER: Pound-for-pound one of the biggest hitters in the NFL…aggressive and confident corner who possesses exceptional quickness and instincts…became the first Texan in team history to be designated as the franchise player when the team used the tag on him in 2009…is the Texans' all-time interceptions leader with 13 and is two shy of the franchise record for career passes defensed with 54…ranks fourth in team history with 277 career solo tackles and fifth with 331 total tackles…had a streak of 57 consecutive starts snapped when he was placed on injured reserve (11/7/07) after suffering a major knee injury…enjoyed rookie season that saw him rack up 85 tackles, three sacks, six interceptions, 19 passes defensed and three forced fumbles…his six interceptions tied for first among NFL rookies and third overall in the league.

    from the texans website...

    Multiple media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, have reported that cornerback Dunta Robinson will not be franchised by the Texans this offseason and that the team will not negotiate with him on a new contract. That would make Robinson an unrestricted free agent on March 5.
    No official announcement has been made by the Texans at this time.
    Per the Chronicle's John McClain, the Texans already have informed Robinson, their first-round draft pick in 2004, of their decision not to tag him as a franchise player for a second consecutive season. The Texans used their franchise tag on Robinson in 2009, preceding an offseason holdout that lasted through training camp.
    Robinson started all 16 games last season, two years after suffering severe knee and hamstring injuries in a 2007 victory at the Oakland Raiders. He is the Texans' all-time interceptions leader with 13 and has started 79 games in six seasons with the team.
    "I don't know what's going to happen," Robinson said when asked about his future on Jan. 4, a day after the season ended. "I know I would like to be back next year. That's something that we will have to sit down and discuss. Hopefully, we can work something out."
    The Texans have not publicly disclosed their intentions with Robinson. Team owner Bob McNair was asked about the hard-hitting cornerback's contract status during a Feb. 10 press conference.
    "We haven't addressed that yet, because right now we're really looking at other free agents," McNair said. "That's something that will be addressed later. We're going to work on free agents right now. Rick Smith will be looking at that and visiting with Gary (Kubiak) and seeing what the situation is."
    Smith is in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine and is scheduled to meet with the media on Friday.
    Last edited by Nick; -02-24-2010, 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Texans will not franchise Robinson

    I think the rams should go after him. He is very good and is capable of being a starter here. He could improve our secondary.

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    • #3
      Re: Texans will not franchise Robinson

      Nice player, ugly price. After drafting Fletcher in the third and paying Bartell top dollar I don't see us paying Robinson top dollar as well.

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      • #4
        Re: Texans will not franchise Robinson

        well think about it he has some injury history, i don't think he'll be paid top dollar kind of money or qualify for it even but would be a good addition for a decent price...

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        • #5
          Re: Texans will not franchise Robinson

          Originally posted by TheRammer View Post
          well think about it he has some injury history, i don't think he'll be paid top dollar kind of money or qualify for it even but would be a good addition for a decent price...
          You have to remember that if the NFL is uncapped, not only will teams have all kinds of money to throw around, but the free agent pool will be drastically reduced. Whether he qualifies for it or not, Dunta Robinson is going to get a huge contract, he is the best corner player available.

          We need help at our other corner in the worst way, so if the FO believes he is worth the new owner's money, I'll be all for it. But it is not going to be easy or cheap to get any free agent in this new NFL

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