Off and running

The frenzy has started.

Former Atlanta cornerback Dunta Robinson has agreed to terms on a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Adam Schefter. Robinson recently was released by the Falcons in a salary-cap move. His time in Atlanta wasn’t horrible, but it never quite lived up to the billing that came when the Falcons signed him.

Robinson was free to agree to a deal because he was released and was not technically an unrestricted free agent. Teams now can start talking to agents for such players, but no deals can be made until Tuesday afternoon.

In other news, the Saints have placed the second-round tender on running back Chris Ivory, who is a restricted free agent. And former Atlanta defensive end John Abraham reportedly is visiting San Francisco, but there are indications the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also may have some interest. Also, Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber said the Bucs want him to return for a 17th season. But Barber said he will take his time before making a decision.

We’ll see if anything else of note pops up in the short term. If not, I’ll be back in the morning with the latest updates.