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Cornerbacks not coming cheap

Posted by Albert Breer  March 6, 2010 11:49 AM

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Got the details on Dunta Robinson's contract in Atlanta nailed down, and let's just say that it pokes a few more holes in any notion that the market wasn't going to be there for free agents this offseason.

The newest Falcon got $57 million over six years, with $25.5 million guaranteed.

It's not a Nnamdi Asomugha blockbuster, but on the surface, it looks like the second richest deal ever given to a player at the position, outdistancing the contract signed by Asante Samuel in 2008. And that's awfully good news for Leigh Bodden, who's garnered a lot of early interest from teams outside of New England. It also means that Bodden probably has to become the team's top free-agent priority, since he's now clearly the top free-agent corner on the board.

This simply affirms that they'll have to pay big bucks to keep him.
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