The Falcons announced a contract extension for Brian Williams earlier Thursday, but he’s not the only cornerback on their minds.
RobinsonAtlanta appears to be the leader in the race to get former Houston cornerback Dunta Robinson. A deal could be finalized within a few hours. Robinson has other options, but the Falcons have the advantage of geography. Robinson went to college at South Carolina and grew up in Athens, Ga. Indications are that he wants to be close to home.
Landing Robinson would put the Falcons in excellent shape at cornerback, a position where they had some problems after Williams got hurt last season. They also have Chris Houston, Brent Grimes, Chevis Jackson and Christopher Owens.
If they finalize a deal with Robinson, the Falcons likely will be able to focus entirely on getting a pass rusher early in the draft.